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Alchemy of a Day

http://palaciobelmonte.com/image-video-gallery/lightcraft-2017-anita-ackermann-installation/

Lightcraft 2017 Anita Ackermann Installation

„Alchemy of a Day”

Opening night: July 16th – 7pm

Date: July 16th – December 31st 2017 Schedule: 7am – 9pm Location: Palácio Belmonte Cultural Club Cafe Address: Pateo Dom Fradique, 14 – 1100-624 Lisboa Contacts: +351 218816600 _ office@palaciobelmonte.com
Artist/Author: Anita Ackermann Title: Alchemy of a Day Website/project: www.inthelightofmovement.com Curated by: Maria Mendonça and Frederic Coustols Guest Curator: Mario Caeiro Assistants: Irene Anglada Espadaler, Diogo Sousa, Gonçalo Silva, Mariana Vinheiras Special Thanks: Sérgio Vicente / FBAUL Partners: Palácio Belmonte Cultural Club, DaST, WOA-Way of Arts Sponsors: Palacio Belmonte Lisboa lda, DaST

CONCEPT: “ALCHEMY OF A DAY”

A crystalline star is in alignment with the angles of the sunlight, weaving a delicate carpet of reflections. The installation is made of reflecting elements, distributing by means of a specific folding technique the light of the place in a dynamic way.
The work is intented to stimulate an unexpected set of relations, such as with the continuous flux of people, the passing of the hours and the spatial context –  a particularly appealing portal in the core of the Old Town of Lisbon.
The crowd crosses through the tunnel engaging with their mouvement in the surrounding atmosphere. The historial resonances transforms into a lived semblance of the idea of walking through the Light. The mouvement brings together a mystical dimension with the physical tekné.

ABOUT THE INSTALLATION

A crystalline star is in alignment with the angles of the afternoon sunlight, weaving a delicate carpet of reflections. The installation is made of handmade reflecting elements, distributing by means of a specific folding technique the light of the place in a dynamic way. The work is intented to stimulate an unexpected set of relations, such as with the continuous flux of people, the passing of the hours and the static presence of a vernacular image of Jesus which has been in the site for centuries. The idea is to let the public experience and explore such special spatial context, a particularly appealing portal in the core of the Old Town of Lisbon.

A series of inspirations drove the spirit of the artist, leading her to articulate a complex web of ideas and images. The dazzling ceiling of the Diamond Hall in Tehran, the scientifical-religious play with the Light of the sun in the Egyptian Abu Simbel temple, the geometric laws of Light as reflected through prisms… all this in a highly participated way: the crowd crosses the tunnel engaging with their mouvement in the surrounding atmosphere. The above mentioned historial resonances transform into a lived semblance of the idea of walking accross Light. The mouvement brings together a mystical dimension with the physical tekné.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Anita Ackermann, based in Berlin, Germany.

Project Tags

  • Art
  • Design
  • Stage Design
  • Spatial design
  • visual art
  • Sculpture
  • Light
  • Light Design
  • Light Art

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