Michael Taylor - Luminescence
From the artist
This work primarily investigates light using electroluminescent (EL) wire. A current is passed through a copper wire causing the surrounding phosphor coating to emit light. The wire was wrapped around/within custom-made costumes worn by the model. The model’s movements were recorded, introducing a kinetic element. Images were also made using opaque and transparent mannequins.
THE LIMINAL POINTS PROJECT
Photographer Nick Rochowski
The project is in collaboration with music producer Deepsea and artist Greg Haynes
“One of my first memories of the wood was on a family walk.
At one point while playing with my sister I decided to run ahead.
I came into a clearing and then quickly slowed down and stopped as I approached an entrance.
Despite the daylight it was dark at the edge of the clearing where the path continued into the wood.
Fear gripped me for a moment with a vivid thought.
Then we all continued in .”
“The term liminality stems from Latin limen meaning boundary or threshold. Concepts of boundaries exist in all aspects of humanity and have been the study of many ethnologists, folklorists and philosophers. In particular, Plato considered the boundary between a reality and a heightened reality or altered state of mind.
My practice involves extensive observation and explorative research of a landscape, built environment or interior space. The work examines past experiences and memories in the context of a new, technologically developing and globally linked society and the psychological effects that permeate. The experience is solitary, raw and elemental and reaches deep into the psyche.
Penn Wood is a 500 acre area of woodland bordering the village where I spent most of my childhood. It is an ancient wood with mixtures of evergreen and deciduous trees, open planes and dense foliage. It also contains over a dozen trees that are uncommon in the county.” Read More →
James Turrell “The Light Inside”
(Järna, Sweden is opens from May 25th to September 30th, 2012)