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Your chance encounter, 2009, employs a specially constructed lamp, placed on the floor at the centre of a darkened space, to create a dynamic light installation. Reminiscent of a lighthouse lantern, the lamp comprises a central bulb surrounded by three semi-cylindrical steel blinds that turn at different speeds and in different directions around the central axis. A random sequence of light and dark bands fills the room, scanning across walls, floor, and ceiling, and generating a meditative dance of planes that appear to advance and recede in space. What reads as ground at one moment, suddenly morphs into figure and then back into ground again. The entire space appears to slowly move and transform, with the brightly lit visitors stepping into the spotlight, their colossal shadows cast theatrically onto the walls.


Steel, HMI lamp, wood, glass, motors