Grimanesa Amoros: The Mirror Connection

The Mirror Connection, Light installation in Museum of China Central Academy by Grimanesa AmorosThe Mirror Connection, Light installation in Museum of China Central Academy by Grimanesa AmorosThe Mirror Connection, Light installation in Museum of China Central Academy by Grimanesa AmorosClick to enlarge

Peruvian-born, NYC-based artist Grimanesa Amoros uses sculpture, video, and light to create works that “illuminate our notions of personal identity and community.” Light is one of her primary materials because it creates “presence without physicality.” Earlier this month Amoros unveiled her latest site-specific commission at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing. The work, titled The Mirror Connection, consists of a huge waterfall-like scribble of LEDs that pulsate in their white and yellow colors giving a sense of liquid flowing through tubes. The lights bounce off the walls and reflect off the metal domes they emanate from as well as intermittently casting shadows around the space. The sheer scale of the piece at a height of 33 feet—evident by the minute size of the people wandering the museum gallery in the photos—must be breathtaking. You can see the piece in action on the top left corner on this page.

Photos courtesy of the artist and news.cn

via global times

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