Retina Light

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Toyoshina Art Museum/Nagano, Japan
LED, Motor, Cotton
W:400mm D:400mm H:400mm

Light is the purest of all materials. It is a presence that is more certain than either space or time. Humans necessarily evolved to become creatures that depend on sight. Light exists only in living organisms.
Light strikes cotton that is rotating at a fast speed. The contours of this material become blurred as a result of the rotation, so that it becomes just a mass of light. Visitors see the image that this light leaves behind on their retina.  <D.W>