The work Light was developed for the International Festival of Light Jerusalem 2013 in june 2013.
The festival was curated by Eduardo Huebscher. The 4 channel video installation was projected onto the ancient walls at Hatekuma Garden in the old city of Jerusalem.
Light and words have in common:
they make the world visible.
Just a word? But much more than that!
The term light illuminates as a texture in different languages (english, hebrew and arabic) and fonts the ancient walls at Hatekuma Garden, the typographic structure changes by ranking, summarization, reflection and superposition into a moving ornament. Words and images merge into one and let the fascinating structure of the ancient wall at Hatekuma shine in a new, unusual but yet familiar light and brings it to a new life in the darkness. A reflection on the legibility of objects and its basic requirement: light.
We consider this work as a tribute to the ancient tradition of the Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy, but also especially as a reflection on light as a timeless medium of communication and information.
Equipment: 4 Lcd projectors, 4 synchronized media player.
Filmed with nikon coolpix P310 (!)
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© Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz, 2013