Eindhoven-based artist Daan Spanjers has created a new way of telling time that is more of a reflection on how light changes, rather than the accuracy chronology. This series reflects on how time and light intersect through out the course of the day.
His series of clocks, “Atmosphere” try to emulate the unpredictability of colors that appear and disappear throughout the course of the day. Spanjers is trying to single out different moments of atmospheric compositions and is attempting to collect those color combinations over time.
“By framing spectrums of colors these clocks speak of the transitional qualities of color and time.”
Spanjers looks at things like juxaposition, dust, water, geolocation and perspective to help determine specific hues, looking at everything from early-morning horizons to total darkness at midnight.
Atmosphere is the first in a series of time piece color compositions, from Spanjers that captures time, light, and atmosphere in circular-form.
Keeping with the summer theme and the build up to the Solstice on the 21st, here is a short film on the work of kinetic sculpture Anthony Howe by Elizabeth Rudge. Nice photography and editing make this short film. No narration or dialog is needed since the focus is on the work, and the intricate process of creating it.
I’va always been a fan of artists that work directly with light. In an ambitious undertaking, artist Leo Villareal is working on a piece that will debut early next year in San Francisco to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.
“The Bay Lights” will use over 25,000 energy efficient, white LED lights,strung over a mile and a half in length, with a vertical height of more than five hundred feet. Interestingly the lights will only be seen by people not on the bridge itself. I love San Francisco, and now I have a reason to visit sometime after the first of the year.
Below are two short films showing artist renderings of what the final light sculpture will look like.
The Bay Lights artist Leo Villareal orchestrates complex, rhythmic artwork composed exclusively of points of light; his groundbreaking work is included in the permanent collection of major museums worldwide.