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Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light Documented by Walley Films

Soo Sunny Parks Unwoven Light Documented by Walley Films reflection multiples light installation documentary

Soo Sunny Parks Unwoven Light Documented by Walley Films reflection multiples light installation documentary

If you enjoyed learning about Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light installation at Rice Gallery earlier this month, you’ll like this new documentary short by filmmaking duo Angela and Mark Walley of Walley Films. The film covers the installation period and opening of Park’s chain-link fence installation and you learn quite a bit more about the artist’s process and intent behind her imaginative, surreal artwork. If you’re unable to make it to Houston to see this in person, this is the next best thing.

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Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen sculpture reflection mirrors consumerism

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen sculpture reflection mirrors consumerism

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen sculpture reflection mirrors consumerism

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen sculpture reflection mirrors consumerism

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen sculpture reflection mirrors consumerism

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen sculpture reflection mirrors consumerism

As part of her Mobile Mirrors exhibition at Christian Larsen gallery in Stockholm, artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen created a series of four reflective mannequins clad in shards of mirrors. Light was projected onto each sculpture creating a twinkling halo effect not unlike a disco ball, as a person wearing a similarly reflective body suit moved through the space. The exhibition was intended as commentary on consumerism; just as we project ourselves onto mannequins, Rasmussen’s is attempting to use the same object to reflect back on ourselves. Via Christian Larsen Gallery:

The mirror surfaces of the mannequins turn our gaze back onto ourselves, forcing us to become aware of our own bodies and consumption habits. This way revealed, we can see ourselves as part of a much larger system, as complex and chaotic as ever the sculptures’ reflections on the walls.

You can see many more images from the exhibition over on Facebook. (via ex-chamber)

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Shimmering Chain-link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation
Soo Sunny Park, Unwoven Light, 2013 / Commission, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas / Photo by Nash Baker

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation
Soo Sunny Park, Unwoven Light, 2013 / Commission, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas / Photo by Nash Baker

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation
Soo Sunny Park, Unwoven Light, 2013 / Commission, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas / Photo by Nash Baker

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation
Soo Sunny Park, Unwoven Light, 2013 / Commission, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas / Photo by Nash Baker

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation
Soo Sunny Park, Unwoven Light, 2013 / Commission, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas / Photo by Nash Baker

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation

Shimmering Chain link Fence Installation by Soo Sunny Park reflection multiples light installation

Currently on view at Rice Gallery is this shimmering installation titled Unwoven Light by Soo Sunny Park, comprised of some 37 sections of chain-link fence embedded with translucent sections of Plexiglas. The suspended waveforms capture and reflect nearly every light source in the gallery creating a fractalized rainbow of color that changes quality depending on the time of day. Of the work Park says, “We don’t notice light when looking so much as we notice the things light allows us to see. Unwoven Light captures light and causes it to reveal itself, through colorful reflections and refractions on the installation’s surfaces and on the gallery floor and walls.”

The installation will be up through August 30th, and if you’ve never stopped by Rice Gallery before, chief curator Kim Davenport and assistant Joshua Fischer have brought some incredible artists to the space over the last few years, definitely worth a look. Several photos above by Nash Baker. (via my modern met)

Update: Added a new documentary short courtesy Walley Films.

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Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman

Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman shadows sculpture reflection light

Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman shadows sculpture reflection light

Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman shadows sculpture reflection light

Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman shadows sculpture reflection light

Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman shadows sculpture reflection light

Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman shadows sculpture reflection light

Light Sculptures by Diet Wiegman shadows sculpture reflection light

Approach a sculpture by artist Diet Wiegman and you might be left scratching your head at this random assembly of trash and objects, but shine a light on this same pile of detritus and suddenly a perfectly formed shadow appears: the unmistakable form of Michael Jackson, Michelangelo’s David or even a faithful recreation of the Earth’s surface as it reflects off a metal tray. In no way limited to shadows, the the artists career which spans nearly 50 years (most of what you see above was created in the 1980s) has also involved ceramics, paint, and photography. Two other accomplished artists, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, have also created similar shadow sculptures, though most of these works by Wiegman appear to pre-date them a bit. You can see 38 light sculptures on his blog and read a bit more over on Alafoto. (via ignant)

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