Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Bright and Thready

In Leeds, there are empty warehouses, and in these empty warehouses, there are parties. They are long and loud, and just as visually interesting as they are anything (and everything) else. Sometimes, the lighting at big parties is incredibly complex. But at one of the warehouses we went to, the visual consisted of nothing more than wool and UV light.

Jeongmoon Choi seems to have appreciated the magnificent effect that such a simple concept can produce. The Berlin-based South Korean artist creates neon landscapes and interiors using illuminated thread, turning ordinary spaces into stripped-back, glowing structures.

This kind of investigation into space visually (and in some ways, theoretically) reminds me of Yayoi Kusama's Infinite Room that I was so caught up with a few months ago

This work really does it for me - it's loads of fun, and it is clever.