As light is abstracted and transposed into a pictorial volume of light, the information shifts into the realms of memory.

Images

THE WATER LIGHT PASSAGE AT NIGHT

THE TRANSPOSED VIEW IS 'SUPERIMPOSED' UPON DIRECT VIEWS OF THE HARBOR

A STONE BENCH OFFERS A SPECIFIC VIEWING DISTANCE

VIEW THROUGH A SECOND DIFUSED PLANE OF GLASS INTO THE WATER LIGHT PASSAGE

DETAILS OF THE VIDEO CAPTURING VIEWS OF THE HARBOR SURFACE

Description

This light work establishes a transitional space of rest and contemplation between the permanent collections shown in the original building and the changing exhibitions and events located in the museum’s new extension. This artwork evokes the ephemeral qualities of sky and water complementing the earth-bound qualities of the Andy Goldsworthy sculpture garden below.

Using a live video feed from the museum’s roof, the play of water and light across the harbor’s surface is transposed to a sparse field of LEDs. Framing a space of contemplation, this 'pixilated information' is observed through a plane of glass with a calibrated level of diffusion that resolves the image, and a clear border that reveals the paradoxical nature of the observation.