FIRST LIGHTS

Art in Public Space after the Corona Crash: Summary of the first public meet-up on 10 June 2020 of art-in-public-space projects and festivals of light to discuss the impact and the responses to the Corona pandemic. When the Corona pandemic started, within a few days art-in-public-space projects and festivals of light came to a full stop. Public events were cancelled, public gatherings were limited, and along with the uncertainty that still accompanies this global health emergency, it is unclear when the public domain will once again be able to host projects and activities. In these days, artists, curators, technicians, and producers are discussing how to regain momentum for displaying contemporary art in public space. The first public meet-up on June […]

Bettina Pelz: NARRACJE Gdansk.pl 2009 – 2019

narracje.eu _ “NARRACJE was a new experience in Poland”, said Robert Sochacki when looking back on the NARRACJE experience over the last 10 years. He is an artist, curator and academic based in Gdansk. “As an artist and as a citizen, I was very excited to see that people came from all over the Tri-City and even further. It was an extraordinaire phenomenon to see all these people walking around at night – looking for art.”

Bettina Pelz: Ingo Wendt: Metamatische Lichtmaschinen

Entdeckungen beim Nachdenken über die Werkzeugkiste von Ingo Wendt _ Ingo Wendts Arbeiten profitieren von Lust am Experiment und von viel Lebenserfahrung, von Know-how und Freude am Spielen, von Neugierde und Weltzugewandtheit. Er arbeitet entlang der Dehnungsfugen von Tatsachen und Technik. Er sammelt Himmelslicht auf Spiegelfolie oder projiziert Schattenfiguren auf Raumwände. Zu seinen aktuellen Werken gehören ein Seifenblasen- und ein Konfetti-Projektor, ein Ornamentgenerator und ein Farblicht-Chronotop.

Bettina Pelz: Ken Matsubara: Recording with Light

Ken Matsubara applies film to found objects like a nameless book or a wooden scale, an industrial manufactured water glass or a mass-produced singing bowl, a broken mobile phone or an outdated TV. They are all small movable objects from daily life and can be found in varied contexts.