Luminale 2020 - Carmelite Monastery - Light Anemones

2020-03-12 2020-03-15

In the garden of the Carmelite monastery, Berlin based artist Malte Kebbel has installed three rotating light art works – „Light Anemones", made of curved mirrors of titanium-stainless steel. During the day, the Carmelite garden is reflected in the anemones. In the darkness of night, the three installations unfold their play of light on the cloister walls.

Lines of light rotate centrally in the middle of the installations and are reflected by the outer struts. The three works interact, striving towards the light, merging with the mirrored silhouette of the surrounding building to create a unique illusion.

Visitors experience a moment of harmonious symbiosis and, at the same time, one of contradiction due to what blossoms here in the light and what is of an artificial nature. Together, visitors share the sheltered place, the mini-ecosystem – they are mirrored observers and take part in a unique interplay of different light sequences, reflections and geometric forms which fragmentarily create a complex image.

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