Fine shoots of light sprout from the dark of night.
Still small, hardly perceptible –
the significance of light in everyday life.
But small shoots can develop into great things, a new awareness of light –
the shoots of light grow before the eyes of the beholder and ensconce him in a new light.
For the first time "growing light" was to be seen in 2012 at the Light Art Biennale Luminale in Frankfurt. In an idyllic park in the heart of Frankfurt, a neo-classical summer house from 1810, which is used today as an art gallery, blossomed in a new light. Branches of light grew out of the surrounding trees and attracted visitors already from afar to the installation. Small light sprouts harmonized with purple tulips in the flower bed in front of the house. light fibers climbed up a pergola in front of the house,
A perfect setting for the subtle light installation – More than a half year of preparation was put into the project, one week was needed for composition and installation. But the effort was worthwhile: thousands of visitors marveled at the delicate lines of light and were enchanted by the atmosphere.
The lighting installation actually grows. The fine fibers of different length can be controlled separately. This makes them light up in succession, giving the impression of growth.
The artwork "growing light" takes a very delicate, sensitive approach. A respectful relationship with nature and night. The aspiration is the specific use of light. Precise interventions on site which has to be discovered by visitors. This is showing the importance of the night as a precious state of darkness. Only by the absence of light, it is possible to recognize the importance again and raise awareness of this.
Exhibitions followed at the Illuminationsfest in Darmstadt. And on a large scale at the city anniversary in Karlsruhe, KA300.
Photography: Moritz Homann, Christoph Panzer
nominated for the Light Art Award of "Deutscher Lichtdesignpreis 2013"