Immersive Installation by SCE Light-Space Art Students

Location: 225 W 116th Street, New York, NY 10026 [Focus Lighting]

November 30, 2011, 6:00-8:00pm

Attendance at reception is free. Open to members of the New School and professional lighting design community.
More information on the class blog.

Project Summary:

After exploring light-space art precedent through lectures, research and in-situ review of installed work, students in the Light-Space Art course have created a full scale light art installation that engages space and viewer while challenging visual perception. Investigating prevalent issues in the field – viewer experience, interaction, time and space, temporality, distortion and reality – this work uses the medium of light to make a statement.

Installation Concept Statement:

Focused vision confronts us with the world whereas peripheral vision envelops us in the flesh of the world.”
-Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

By inverting the physiological behavior of direct and peripheral vision – bringing the focused image to the periphery and its blurred reflection to the focal point – we are obscuring the distinction between direct and peripheral visual perception.

Light-Space Art Installation made possible through the generous support of:

Focus Lighting

International Lights