light waves - an online AiNin members exhibition
December 21, 2021. In the northern hemisphere the day is at its shortest and in the southern hemisphere it is at its longest. Whether short or long, this day marks a key change with the sun rising earlier or later each day. Light is important to our mental well-being, to our dance with nature? In the depth of winter we long for more light and at the height of summer we are woken early with the sounds of nature calling the day into action.
We have chosen this day to celebrate light and for AiNIN members to share their personal visions and stories of light. The day is not only a day of rebirth and change for the planet but also is a day for AiNIN members to celebrate our own organisation and its strength of purpose.
Akunzo - Karola Pezarro and Aris de Bakker
Light in The Netherlands
Light from the Forest
Plants, trees feed on the sun. They store light energy in their cells.
My object pools this depot of light to form a star, whose rays point out in all directions.
Lightwaves – Pieces Of Mind
Photographed sculpted "moments" of light waves within a landscape. Within these "moments", the sensory perceptions and acquired knowledge merge; to fade into everyone's individual and collective archive.
A place is a unique point in space, not interchangeable with other places, its location is unique. Each one of us knows its phenomena, the uniqueness of a given place. For instance we know that certain places are suitable for certain specific happenings and occurrences and not for others. It often happens in history that these places retain a constant meaning, because of their suitability, but also because of their specific occurrences.
A place not only has a unique position or geographical disposition, but also its own history, one could say “myth”, or meaningful context. There have been periods in history where people were more aware of these facts as they are today. In the days of the Romans one used to speak of “Genius Loci”, the Spirit of the place.
An artist aware of the place of his work of art, knows something of the history or myths of that place, will be able to include this awareness in his work. An artist confronted with such a place, can shape an idea about its further development and consequently what he or she would like there to happen. This signifies that the artist in fact is developing a scenario for a place and decides to act in order to sustain or call up such a scenario. The transition between inside and outside, culture and nature, become fluid and transitory.
A place consists of layers or slices. We all know the phenomena by which we develop a new plan somewhere. It can only be by making concessions on several points and by maintaining older elements. New plans are adapted to the present day, and more importantly provide a way of making the transition and connection between various layers. These exploring phenomena require an exchange that is beforehand not entirely controllable. Within the sphere of art it is remarkable how often innovation comes up in unexpected places.
By merging several elements in different combinations, a new view is born. It creates a dialogue between spectator and the piece of art. Light energy activates the material and the space. Light can influence a work in unexpected ways, such as light appears to bounce of water transforming translucent and shimmering artificial waves. It reflects the spirit of materials glass, stone, metal, air, mist in the environmental site specific art, objects and installations. Light waves and Pieces of Mind melting together to …
It’s very difficult for an artist to talk about light
Today, the sun gallops on my walls
Even for one day, it feels so good to replace my watch, my alarm clock, my calendar, by the gallop of the sun...
Hommage à la Lumière
Two Light Waves
Night in the Garden
Light adds magic to my installations, but I love the dark!
Flash of Snow
Three different Lights
Dorry van Haersolte
Some Light on the Horizon
He had a castle and park built and named them Sanssouci which means literally “careless”.
I took my photo this December during a walk in Sanssouci Park which I love to visit at any time of the year.
The proposed artwork is titled "100,000 moons" which references the number of full moonrises that the artwork has seen since the sea level rose to its current position at the end of the Pleistocene.
Myriam du Manoir
Light and Snow
Tree of Lightness
Raffia and brushes in Terfens, a small village in Tyrol, Austria
HIGH SPEED GLOBUS
ever higher, ever further, ever faster, getting richer
we want to race into the future.
we accelerate our globe until we reach the earth
flies around the ears and there will be a big explosion.
Is that the light of the future?
The last minute of the sun, it will come back around mid February
Anna and Michael Rofka
"Fallen from heaven"
Peter Josef Maria Schneider
Johan Sietzema ""
Solving part 1
But something already started
The fresh wood dragged in,
Solving part 2
December 21st Solstice
Various meanings this date expresses for other parts of the globe and for humanity : a difference of perspectives infinitely multiple… a rebirth in the North, light that will slowly decline in the South, winter and summer, night… and day.