Gradual Exposure (For Søndermarken), 2017

Copenhagen. DK
Reflektor Light Festival







2017 Gradual Exposure, Jakob Oredsson

Description

A work which gradually exposed its environment, while altering perspectives of its perceivers. It explored fundamental experiences related to light such as temporal and spatial orientation. The simple set-up encouraged playful encounters, staging a situation in which boundaries between audience, environment and work were challenged, in which everything acted on equal grounds.

Gradual Exposure (For Søndermarken) was in continual transformation, slowly pulsating, gradually exposing the inner circle and its outer surroundings. Experiencing the work was significantly different depending on ones position and distance in relation to it, if one was on its inside or outside. The inner experience was characterized by disorientation and blindness, the outer experience by orientation and seeing. Moving from outside to inside the audience would experience a clear shift in perspective and orientation. In the blinding light one was optically enclosed within a bright circle of grass surrounded by darkness. Spending time within the circle this experience gradually shifted, as ones eyes adapted to the changing light conditions one shifted from seeing to being seen.

The work consisted of seven light masts forming a circle with a diameter of ten meters. Each mast held two lamps, one directed inwards and one outwards. The work was placed on a dark open grass field clearly defined by surrounding trees and bushes in Søndermarken.

Video

Tobias Brock Korsgaard

Photographer

Kim Matthai Leland

Supported by

Reflektor Light Festival, Ajos, Teater & Lysteknik

Materials/Dimensions

7 x 5 m tall light masts, 14 x Par 64 1000 W lamps, cables, dimmer, DMX controller