The Light Observer Issue 6
The Play Issue - n°06The Light Observer is a biannual magazine that explores light in all its forms - through in-depth articles and interviews, mixing upcoming and well-known artists, photographers, architects, scientists, designers.
The sixth issue revolves around the theme of “Play”.
Play of lights, theatre play, play of colour, playgrounds, play of the wind on the sand, playfulness... Duchamp reportedly said: “art is a game between all people of all periods”.
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Sargy Mann, Scott Snibbe, Jeff Keen, Stella Starr, Nico Krijno, Laida Lertxundi, Jaya Pelupessy, Studio AOAO, Tokio Matsubara, Francis Alys, Bruce Nauman, and an exclusive series by German painter Franziska Goes.
Interview with Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Dutch artist living in Melbourne exploring everyday objects, playing with shape and colour. His body of work walks the line between abstract and figurative art. We spoke with him about his love of drawing, which brings him back to the days of his childhoo.
Interview with Stella Starr about her father, pioneer of experimental cinema, Jeff Keen. A magnificient jack-of-all-trades, experimenting with drawing, painting and animation, redefining multimedia art in Britain.
Photographic series and interview with South African artist Nico Krijno. We discussed digital collages, multi-sensuous reality and playing with his Epson scanner on his last series.
Interview with acclaimed conceptual film maker Laida Lertxundi, telling her story as an artist, the bright light of Los Angeles, the experience of time in cinema, teaching and how to relate to a place.
Photographic series by Jaya Pelupessy entitled Flatten Image. A series studying the reproduction process of an image, manipulation techniques and multiple exposures, creating singular “light collages”.
Francis Alÿs’s Espejos video, showing boys in Mexico playing with broken mirrors and light. This particular video captures the essence of children’s games, the beauty of their choreography, the children's inventiveness and the game’s ability to extract oneself from society and a given place - for the duration of the game.
In Falls, Pratfalls and Sleights of Hand (Clean Version), Bruce Nauman returns to the theme of his earlier videos: the exploration of the human body, and beyond that the relationship between body and language, control and surveillance. The body as a sculptural element, as well as the performance character, which takes on clownish features. In his artistic practice, Nauman plays with the nature of language, as well as questioning human behaviour and body.
Softcover, 20 x 27 cm
Printed in Italy
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