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A Sound of Light, appearing around the bend

Barbara Campisi

An all-encompassing maze-like environment in which LEDs form colored lines of light when reflected off translucent walls, confounding any sense of orientation. The viewers, simultaneously inside the piece, are invited to use hand-held LED lights to make their own moving light-lines. During performances, dancers wearing lights move throughout and further activate the artwork, creating their own moving lines of light. The installation will be presented at Five Myles Gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in 2018. It will be available for viewing during gallery hours, Thursdays through Sundays, 11-6, and collaborative dance events will be held on special evenings. Schedule to come.

Details

The installation is made of corrugated, translucent plastic panels joined together at different angles throughout the space, to create a Piranesi-like maze, occluding the perceived boundaries of the existing walls and ceiling. LED lights placed behind and around the panels transform into colored vertical, horizontal and diagonal linear light. The colored light-lines are reflected onto opposing walls, creating a multiplied effect of colored lines projecting around all of the surfaces. The public/ collaborators/ viewers will be given an LED light in order to create their own light lines on the piece. They try to orient themselves by investigating all angles, discovering how different light-lines are concealed and revealed, depending on their vantage point and focus, and where they shine their lights.