Rotating Lights

THU September 8, 2016 - MON September 12, 2016, 10AM - 7:30 PM
Rotating Lights Alchemists Exhibition 2016Credit: Stefan Tiefengraber

Stefan Tiefengraber

Rotating Lights is the second installation of the series Noise / Light / Seoul from the artist Stefan Tiefengraber. A kinetic light installation consisting of five, for Korea very typical, fluorescent lamps that can be found in almost everywhere Korea but are slowly starting to disappear. The artist connects these lamps to a custom-made rotating system. Driven by a motor, the lamps start very slowly, the rotating continually speeds up to the maximum rate. After reaching this climax the power turns off—the light goes out and slowly stops spinning. The spectator is left in the dark and now silent space until the lights turn on and start moving again.

These same techniques to produce an experience for the spectators can also be found in the two related works, noise #1 and ppang / , which are also part of the series Noise / Light / Seoul, which the artist created during his stays in Seoul / Korea in 2015 and 2016.