Percorsi nell’arte contemporanea attraverso la collezione MACRO
Museum of contemporary Art MACRO

25 May / 2 October 2016

2011, a permanent light work in the museum of contemporary art MACRO, Rome.

The line of the horizon falls or rises; it is like a level suggested within the space of the staircase. The museum presents variable luminous levels that confuses visitors’ perception of altitude as they walk up and down the stairs.

This horizon moves: it is as if the MACRO museum takes visitors into a different space using vertically moving light that completely surrounds them. Visitors no longer know whether they are going up or down because the light sequences change, vary and fluctuate. The wall seems to move as the visitor goes up or down the stairs, whereas the visitor’s movement is independent and different. The space of the staircase is continuously reinvented: ultimately it provides no sense of direction, instead creating a new spatial dimension. The path taken by the visitor is diagonal but the space of the light installation transforms it into a vertical, mobile trajectory.

The chromatic value of the horizon varies, recalling not only the sunset but also the sun at its zenith. The colours of the lights are complementary, creating a powerful visual effect.

The vertical wall moves, and the space is transformed. The lateral, mobile dimension of the work creates a kind of instability and unframes the space. 

Led Tubes, programmation. Dimensions : Height : 4 floors, Lenght: 14 meters.