Time: January 21, 2011 at 6pm to March 12, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Siobhan Davies Studios
Street: 85 St George's Road
City/Town: London SE1 6ER
Website or Map: http://www.siobhandavies.com/…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Siobhan Davies Studios
Latest Activity: Jan 18
A rubber light with silicone hairs and a lampshade made from dripping paint are two of the installations which will be lighting up Siobhan Davies Studios from 21 January – 12 March. Art meets product design in Lights On, a new exhibition featuring the work of Henny van Nistelrooy and five other emerging designers who have very different approaches:
Light offers artists and designers a material of unmatched versatility and evocative power. In this exhibition light comes to the fore, showing its great potential in shaping perceptions of space and wellbeing. The installation will take full advantage of the darkness of the winter days, demonstrating how light can bring happiness and warmth in the middle of winter. The intervention also highlights how, by combining traditional weaving craft techniques with the latest digital technology and intelligent design, it is possible to create alternative light sources to conventional lamp shades.
Live performance during Private View on 20 January
Chocochandelier, by Spanish designer Jordi Canudas is a piece which transgresses any practicality to become both an installation and live performance. The chandelier is made up of suspended chocolate bars around a large circle containing strong light bulbs. The chocolate melts into a bowl placed underneath inviting the audience to a chocolate feast.
Curated by Nuno Coelho, Lights On features lighting interventions within the public spaces of Siobhan Davies Studios. The pieces range from fabricated sheet lampshades, lanterns that stretch between the ceiling and the floor, a chandelier made of collapsible discs, lampshades made of woven 3D fabrics and a bulb with frills.
The installations include:
· Dutch designer Henny van Nistelrooy’s Flashmob, a captivating large scale chandelier made of light reflecting discs that are conventionally used in photography.
· Dripping Light in which black paint slowly drips on to a large spherical lamp, by Jordi Canudas. The dripping machine rotates around the centre of the lamp so that the drips fall on top of the lamp and slide down the sides, gradually shading the light at imperceptible speed.
· Jungle Lite by Eelko Moorer, a rotation moulded atmospheric light. Its body consists of a UV resistant urethane rubber and long silicone hairs. It can be put on the floor, or hung from a variety of objects from its long cords taking on a reality similar to a jungle plant.
· The Fastest Light in the World II by young British designer Freddie Yauner, presenting Concorde made from neon tubing, as a monument to past ambitions.
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