AURORA

Light installation

St. Christopher's Church

Berlin 2015

"Aurora" is the Latin name for the dawn; in Roman mythology as the sister of the sun god and the moon goddess, this short period of time before sunrise, where the light of the night or the moon (la luna) and the light of the day become perceptible simultaneously. The sun (el sol ) displaces the night. Or the night brings forth the day.

 

A ray of light as the only light source in the central axis of the darkened church connects the ceiling with the floor. A slight noise - produced by the technology - reinforces its meditative character. The beam, which looks like a line drawn into the air, captures the height of the room. The "bodiless" material of light enables the perception of space as a body. The artist consciously plays with the opposites light/dark, up/down, matter/spirit and thus different associations unfold and "Aurora" becomes image and metaphor at the same time, inviting silent reflection.

Foto Jan Fiege

Foto Jan Fiege

Foto Christine Ambrus

Foto Jan Fiege

Foto Christine Ambrus

Foto Jan Fiege