Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Virtual Archive: Liliane Lijn

In tandem with my print project, From Absorb to Zoom: An Alphabet of Actions in the Women's Art Library, I am inviting selected artists with documentation in the WAL archive to send me images of recent work to feature on this project blog. 

Lilian Lijn has worked across media -- kinetic sculpture, film, performance and collage -- to explore language, mythology and the relationship between light and matter. In 2013, she was short-listed to produce a sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and her work featured in Republic of the Moon, curated by The Arts Catalyst, London. Lijn's work is now on view in the exhibition, Moon, at Art First in London, through 31st January 2015.

Poemdrums, 2009-2011. Laser cut mild steel, anodized aluminium, two motor turntable assembly with light. Texts by the Artist, Sinclair Beilus, Rachek Blau DuPessis. Meng Chiao. Variable dimensions.

moonmeme, 1992-2014. Digitally programmed simulation:

Lijn describes her work this way: 

My practice is primarily concerned with light in its relation to matter. I like to think of matter as described by David Bohm, as 'frozen or condensed light'. 

The play of sunlight across rippling waves of water and also over the gleaming body of a moving vehicle made me wonder about the relationship between different points in space. I invented a way of seeing form by following the oscillations of a line of light, thus, through movement, introducing the dimension of time into my work. Time is a convention which we use to situate ourselves with the endless transformations of the universe. My work endeavors to collapse our temporal constructs, allowing past, present and future to collide. 

Ruins of Kasch, 2008, 295 x 90 x 90 cm. Aerogel and rosin on mirror in Perspex case, pearlescent metallic coated square column housing dvd player, projector. Video: Tunnel Vision 30’ looped dvd

The Dance, 2013. 1:10 scale model of two performing sculptures for the Fourth Plinth inTrafalgar Square. Parametric modeled Solid Drawing, 3d Printed using fused deposition method. 

Solar Beacon, 2012. Collaborative art/science solar installation on twin towers of the Golden Gate Bridge with John Vallerga

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