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Rebecca Horn: Lotus Shadow, 2006

Lotusschatten, 2006

 

Rebecca Horn's sculptural installation shows her ostensible interest in the interaction between object, viewer and space and the spatial experience associated with it. Her work gives the opportunity to cross the boundaries of time and space, and to open a slot which offers a view into a universe.

In her installation "Lotusschatten 2006" at the Center for International Light Art, Rebecca Horn created  a complex mechanical apparatus made out of copper, glass, steel and light, which grows into the room like a giant lotus flower. The result is a magical and poetic atmosphere of movement, sound and the reflection of light. Slowly light reflections and shadows move along the walls and create an ethereal, meditative atmosphere.

This is supported by the harmonic sounds of the New Zealand musician and composer Hayden Chisholm, who created them specifically for this installation.