‘switch on your light-app’ exhibition at Black Sesame

Yesterday I had the honor to do the inauguration exhibition for the very nice new Black Sesame space (heizima Hutong). Part of Institute for Provocation.

 I made the space  dark and divide in two, by a streched diagonal piece of fabric. On the back side (‘back stage’) all the shadow figures I have made so far, where pinned up.  People where invited to use the light-app of their phone to look at the figures on one side of the fabric and while doing  this create a shadow show for the people coming in from the other side. The zoetrope I have been building this last month  (still not finished) was also spinning and needed ‘phone-light’ from it’s spectator to come to life.

During the last hour of the show a musician played and people became much more liberated to play with their light and the figures, all kinds of great things happened. Music set’s you free….

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And during the day it looked like this;

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