Water Light Lab
5 - 20 May 2023
Contemporary light art projects contained by historic walls: As part of the BRIXEN WATER LIGHT FESTIVAL ©, objects and installations by international artists have been presented in the Augustinian Canons’ Monastery of Novacella. They all work with light as a luminous element, as a pictorial material or as a digital medium. They direct it through transparent substances, they confront it with reflecting foils, they distribute the light with the help of lenses. The dialogical relationship between light and shadow, reflection and absorption, contrast and colour are their tools. The WATER LIGHT LAB provides an insight into the diversity of artistic work with light since the 1960s.
The artists of the WATER LIGHT LAB differ in their forms of expression, their artistic concepts and the themes they engage with. They refer to natural phenomena such as water, clouds or rainbows and develop artistic equivalents. They study the shaping of nature in ramifications, interconnections or growth processes and translate these into aesthetic constructs. They learn from natural habitats for digital environments. They all exemplify how artists shape research and development processes.
With contributions by Philipp Artus, Benjamin Bergmann, Nazanin Fakoor, Sam Durant, Groll - Berndt - Seltmann, Angelika Höger, Ken Matsubara, François Morellet, Christine Sciulli, Gudrun Barenbrock.
The WATER LIGHT LAB is curated by Bettina Pelz.
With the active support of the Zumtobel Group and presented by Alperia.
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