On FERMENT by Christine Sciulli

We met at the Center for International Light Art in Unna, where Christine Sciulli currently presents her site-specific installation FERMENT for the exhibition program HYPERsculptures, open to the public from November 2022 to April 2023. She is one of the participating artists along with Squidsoup, Julius Stahl, Philip Vermeulen, and Giny Vos. After descending 10 Meters into the Center for International Light Art, we enter the dark vaulted exhibition space which FERMENT inhabits. The ambiguous cloud before us seems to be a living organism.

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Gudrun Barenbrock in der Michael-Horbach-Stiftung

Seit 15 Jahren entwickelt Gudrun Barenbrock Videoinstallationen, so auch jetzt in den Ausstellungsräumen der Michael-Horbach-Stiftung. Zu sehen ist eine 4-Kanal-Projektion und drei korrespondierende 1-Kanal-Projektionen. „WIR-WELT“ ist der Titel der Ausstellung. „Ich mag Ausstellungssituationen wie hier, in denen der Raum zurücktritt und sich nicht in das Bildgeschehen einmischt.“, sagte die Künstlerin in der Vorbereitung der Ausstellung „Update Cologne #04“.

Bettina Pelz: UMBRA Vitoria-Gasteiz.es 2019

A New Festival of Light in Spain _ In northern Spain, the UMBRA Light Festival took place. From February 21 to 23, 2019, Vitoria-Gasteiz was the perfect stage for its first edition. The festival of light allowed us as visitors swiftly to understand the assets of the city. Like many of the other European festivals of light, the success of this new festival of light is based on altering of city sights and audience experiences of urban contexts.



Light in Fine Art

_ Contemporary light artworks are characterized by the reflected use of physical light. They explore light as a medium of display, of imaging or of perception. Artistic practices include darkness and shadow images, translucent materials, light-reflecting pigments and illuminated canvases, light filters and all kinds of requisites, displays of light sources and all types of projections.

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Cuppetelli and Mendoza: The Art of Interference

_ “Pictures that attack the eye” was the explaining headline of a feature on Op-art in the Time Magazine published on October 23, 1964. “Preying and playing on the fallibility in vision is the new movement of “optical art” that has sprung up across the Western world. No less a break from abstract expressionism than pop art, op art is made tantalizing, eye-teasing, even eye-smarting by visual researchers using all the ingredients…” were the opening lines and in fact, Op-art compositions create a sort of visual tension in the viewer’s mind that evoke the illusion of space and movement.