Kinetica Art Fair 2013: Exploring Light As An Artistic Medium
In the second of our two videos (see the first here) from the Kinetica Art Fair 2013, we look at how different artists use light in their work. The selection of artists’ work ranges from Titia Ex‘s large spherical sculpture The Walk that contains 5,000 pixels created from 35,000 LED lamps, and displays an ever-changing mosaic of patterns and forms so it looks like a giant rotating orb, to Amy “Rainbow” Winter’s Picasso-inspired sound-reactive dress.
Titia Ex’s The Walk. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Rainbow Winters’ Picasso Explosion Sound Reactive Dress. Photo by Axel Pietschker.
Also included is David Ogle‘s 018015 which uses illuminated fishing line to create an otherworldly experience of glowing linear forms that look like they’re bouncing off the walls of a room, and (AA) DLAB’s Fallen Star—a projection-mapped architectural sculpture that uses algorithmic and natural systems to generate patterns.
David Ogle’s 018015. Photo courtesy of the artist.
(AA) DLAB’s Fallen Star. Photo by Valerie Bennett.
All the artworks are very different in their conception and style, but all use light to augment and shape how the audience experience the piece. The artists discuss how light can alter our perception and experience of a space, how it can change a work depending on our proximity to it, and how artificial light can affect our mood, as it radiates and bathes the viewer in an ethereal glow.