STEFAN REISS

LIGHT UP BASHU

Installation

LIGHT UP BASHU

„The kite as we know it today has its origin in China, around 400 BC. The philosopher Mozi developed and built various kites for military purposes, for example to measure distances or to determine the direction and strength of the wind. Today the kite is used all over the world, mainly for sports and leisure activities. With the company „Skysails“ there is also an economic use of kites. The kite is an ideal example of a military invention that has changed its meaning over the centuries and is now only used for civilian purposes“. O.T. 981 is a big installation with video projection and LED programming."

The basic structure is a metall frame, filled with semitransparent gauze. This sculpture is a light day sculpture, which invites people to go in. Using two projectors and computers, a 20-minute animation (black-and-white, color) was projected onto the gauze from two sides (mapped projection). The projection contains a very colourful and rhythmic composition of lines and forms. LEDs were implemented around the metal frames, which also had 20 minutes of programming and were tuned to the projection.