1st - 10th March 2019

Licht, Mehr Licht! (UK PREMIERE)

Arnolfini / Mar 02 - 11:00AM - Mar 10 - 8:00PM

2nd – 10th March from 11am daily within Arnolfini standard opening hours
This is a free event and does not require a ticket.
Launch event Fri 1st March 2019 5.30pm

“Licht, mehr Licht!”, or “Light, more light!” in English, were the great German author and scientific thinker Goethe’s dying words. The installation, created and developed by French visual artist Guillaume Marmin, echoes near-death experiences, whose survivors describe a “tunnel of light” opening up beyond the darkness.

In “Licht, Mehr Licht!”, said darkness is penetrated by beams of light in perpetual motion that sketch out hypnotic geometric shapes, transforming space into a living entity. The work gives form to the intangible, unveiling the beauty of the unseen and the mathematical foundations of reality. The installation explores the explores the links between light, sound and space and the effects of light on our sensations. The synaesthetic relationship generated between light and sound transforms our perception of speed as it stretches and shrinks space and time around us.

This project was created with the composer Philippe Gordiani and the pianist Eve Risser (White Desert Orchestra and Donkey Monkey). Based on a minimalist sonic palette and focused on spatialisation, the musicians worked with the artist to create a hypnotic and captivating universe where chaos and harmony struggle for mastery.

CREDITS

A TETRO+A, Arcadi /Biennale NEMO, Puzzle, Stéréolux and Yam co-production, “Licht, Mehr Licht! by Guillaume Marmin was presented for the first time at the Scopitone festival in Nantes from 20 to 24 September 2017, before being shown at the NEMO Biennale in Paris between 9 December 2017 and 4 March 2018.

Design: Guillaume Marmin
Sound Design: Philippe Gordiani and Eve Risser
Technical Direction: Simon Zerbib
Artistic Advisor: Nicolas Boritch
Co-production: Arcadi-Biennale Nemo, Puzzle, TETRO + A, Stereolux / Scopitone, YAM

Where?

Arnolfini

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