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“Fine shoots of light sprout from the dark of night.
Still small, hardly perceptible –
the significance of light in everyday life.
But small shoots can develop into great things, a new awareness of light –
the shoots of light grow before the eyes of the beholder and ensconce him in a new light.”
To show people in everyday life a new awareness of light. That is the concern of the art label "gorillalighting". The latest project is named "growing light" - fine light shoots spring up out the darkness of the night. Like these light plants the awareness of the viewer will also grow.
For the first time "growing light" was to be seen in April at the Light Art Biennale “Luminale” in Frankfurt. In an idyllic park area a summer house blossomed in a new light - while there were a lot of details for the visitors to discover as well: light fibers climbed up a pergola in front of the house, branches of light grew out of the surrounding trees and attracted visitors already from afar to the installation. Small light sprouts harmonized with purple tulips in the flower bed in front of the house.
A perfect setting for the subtle light installation – after a long search Stefan Lotze had found the right place. More than a half year of preparation he put into the project, one week was needed for composition and installation. But the effort was worthwhile: thousands of visitors marveled at the delicate lines of light and were enchanted by the atmosphere.
But the point is: The lighting installation actually grows. The fine fibers of different length can be controlled separately. This makes them light up in succession, giving the impression of growth.
With small and immediate interventions Stefan Lotze wants to make people familiar with the fascination of light and let them experience the effect of good lighting. Accordingly, the goal of his label gorillalighting: a new perception of light in public space. He wants to achieve this with various artistic activities.