18Contour

18Contour

Location
Frits Philipslaan

The connections between points, lines and shapes are captured in the play of colour and movement.

The Eindhoven light artist Michel Suk is no unfamiliar face on the GLOW stage. For his 8th participation he has made a frame for the glass sound insulation for the property ‘Hartje Rio’, adjacent to the Philips Stadium.

This glass wall is an artwork in itself, but it is unsuitable for creating an artwork using traditional forms of light. Through enclosing the diamond shape with another diamond shape its structure becomes tangible and a shape like you can find in the natural world is created. This is where the idea of working with the perimeter in place of the surface occurred. The artist creates an image on the outside edge.

Multiple lasers as a source of light allow visitors to discover the extremely refined structure in a different way. The connections between points, lines and shapes are captured in the play of colour and movement.

As a lighting technician and designer, Suk has been working  in the field of light-art since 1980. His commitment to GLOW is admirably great. Sometimes in the background, but quite often visible with his own projects such as “Out of the blue” (2007) “Rejoice in the Lamb” (2010), “Schoonheid van stagnatie” (2011), “Transformatie” (2012), “State machine” (2014), “Opening stadhuis” (2015), “Step into the light” (2016) and 'Step into the Light 2' in 2017.

By using conventional techniques, Suk tries to create installations that surprise us. A new perspective forms the core of his work, either by replacing spectators or using light sources in unusual shapes. The use of space often leads to larger installations  which enhances and enlarges the relation between the object and spectator. The installations are always empowered by a supporting audio source.

Profiel

Michel Suk