ARTIST: Iole Alessandrini in collaboration with Ed Mannery
MATERIALS: Installation using lasers and photographic
Laser plane: H 10"
x W 20" x D 3/8"
Print: H 5" x W 4"
DATE: 01/22/05 - 03/03/05
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
An intangible plane of light stretching 10 feet high and
20 feet wide between walls, floor and ceiling sets the threshold
between two rooms at the CoCA gallery. It is a luminous gate
that appears to be opening and closing around the people as
they pass through it and intersect it. A freestanding wall symmetrically
located between the threshold and one inch behind the plane
displays a picture of a person moving slowly across the plane.
"Emerging from experiments with lasers, optics and digital
photography, Threshold explores themes of moving beyond luminous
boundaries, perhaps feeling like light, radiant and intangible,
like walking through walls via the imagination and flying in
dreams". [excerpt from Untitled at Jack Straw Productions,
06/18/04 - 10/15/04, Seattle, WA]
"Through manipulation of light, digital media and physical
space, I design and build ephemeral, controlled environments
that people enter rather than observe from a distance. Light
is energy: waves and particles of infinitesimal dimensions that
are made visible by boundaries. Architecture is movement: a
powerful and meaningful symbol that redefines space and invents
new functions. Physical space in its states of transformation
solicits emotional feelings and brings back memories. Light,
being a remote projection from a time of which we have no memory,
challenges these feelings and moves our emotions and ideas forward."
iole AT blarg.net