When do we see light? Only when it is reflected. Two conceptual ‘beams’ of light were projected in this powerful art installation by Roso such that each perspective and change in lighting and wind shifts the way the glittering sculpture is read by the viewer.
Dozens of wires and tens of thousands of shining pieces of glitter were used to make up this ever-changing installation project, created to span the courtyard of an office complex owned by the work’s patron.
What Clark (the patron) wanted was to activate an isolated and dull space inside of his company headquarters. It is safe to say he got at least what he bargained for if not more – day or night this space is visually intriguing from every possible surrounding angle.
“ROSO has launched a major art installation at Clark Shoes Headquarters in Street Somerset, South England. This was commissioned by Mr Lance Clark and is the first phase of two, of the art work situated in the communal court yard in the heart of Clarks office buildings.”
“The installation itself was developed from a single observation – Light is only seen when reflected. A light beam coming through a window is only visible because light is reflected in the millions of dust particles floating in the air. Roso’s approach was to create a dynamic, ever changing space where the space itself would be a major part of the installation.”
“Two imaginary beams of light enter the courtyard from one end and travel through the space, penetrating the centre bridge building, one hitting the end wall up high, above the terrace and the other the side wall opposite this. The entire courtyard was painted white and the bottom was covered in black asphalt to turn the court yard into a canvas for the reflections and shadows from the installation.”
“As wind and light changes during the day and the seasons, the dynamic of the installation alters – sometimes wild, illuminating the entire space, at other times calm reflecting the colors of the surroundings on grey days.”