Retina Light

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

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>

最も純粋な物質としての光。空間や時間より確かな存在、人が視覚に頼る生物である必然。生体の中にのみ存在する光。

高速で回転する綿に光が当てられている。回転によって物質の輪郭は曖昧になり、光のみの存在になる。鑑賞者は網膜に残る光の像を見る。

Toyoshina Art Museum/Nagano, Japan
2008
LED, Motor, Cotton
W:400mm D:400mm H:400mm