The Human Light - New Post
Our exhibition "The Human Light" focuses on the use of light as an interaction between the human body. In each work we see how light interacts with objects and alters forms. The viewer will be forced to make the connection through thought process. In many pieces the connection between light and body is obvious, but others will take the viewer on their own journey. The idea is for people realize that things we see everyday can be interpreted differently by use of light and color letting these form distort and even represent something different.. This selection in a gallery setting would ideally be dark throughout the entire space. Not only will you see how light is incorporated in every piece, but the individual will have a sense of how light interacts within their own body. Viewers would receive low beam flashlights of different colors as they walk thru to help give them a sense of direction. We could also install a neon light pathway to help guide foot traffic. To make sure that no light passes into the space all the windows will be pure black. There will also be a waiting room before you enter the space. The first work would be the Bruce Nauman, Neon Templates of the Left Half, The Glass House placed in the waiting room on one side and on the other would be were you would receive your flashlight. This will be an introductory piece to give the patrons an idea of how light will be the main focus. Once you walk in you will be introduced to the two pieces by Lui Dao, Keeping up appearances and “Ascent in Adiago”, island6. Here is where you will continue with the idea of light, but also with the idea of how it interacts with the form of the human body. They’re paired together because they are apart of a series. From there you will be guided into the center of the gallery space to find a performance piece by Jayoung Chung, Performing with You, 2014, The Watermill Center. This will immediately entice the viewer to excite and engage them. Behind this piece you will see Dennis Oppenhiem, Echo, 1973, Dennis Oppenhiem Studio and Bruce Nauman, Mapping the Studio 1, Manifesta Biennial. These will bring in a newer experience on instead of just human form but our surroundings. This will lead you to a separate room where Steina and Woody Vasulka, Selections from Studies, 1970-71, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, TV Cello Premiere, 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) one on each wall. These are both interactive pieces and keep the viewer longer and tune into the idea of sound. You will then continue into a room next door displaying Robert Rauschenberg, Bicycloid 2, 1992, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Placed by itself as an honorary piece for Rauschenberg himself. This will lead you to an L shaped hallway with Philippe Parreno, Invisibleboy, Propaganda, Rabbits. 2013. Pilar Corrias Gallery., and Rosa Menkam The Collapse of PAL. 2011. Rhizome Artbase., evenly spaced along the longer part of the L, with Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, Video Commune (Beatles Beginning to End) 1972, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), in the middle. The two prints are paired together because each are similar with placement, single color on black, yet each have there own distinctive qualities. The short part will be Agnes Denes, The Human Argument IV – Light Matrix, 1987/2012, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects. This piece will be one of the more difficult pieces from the show. It uses light as a way to describe human decisions and less of the human body. We hope our exhibition overall will leave our viewers with how light interacts with forms and can distort what you see. Not only within the body, but also with everything we see.