Cerith Wyn Evans, the #TateBritain #duveenCommission
"A neon glow is juddering through Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries. #CerithWynEvans @CerithWynEvans
’s new #sculpture
is a #storm
of monotone rays, dominating the #natural
daylight, arrogantly filling the space with #artificiality.
The new commission is the journey of an electrical pulse in #artistic #form.
The sculpture starts with a single hoop of neon tubing, shifting into a more complex pattern of loops and star shapes… and then: bang! All hell breaks loose. Suddenly that pulse becomes a writhing chaos of shattered lines, interlocking tubes and splintered geometric shapes. It’s like a thousand #streetlamps
bursting apart, freeze-framed at the moment of #explosion.
Take a pen, hold in a tightly balled fist, and scribble viciously on a sheet of paper – this is the neon version of that. It’s like watching an airplane take off, calm #control
followed by a thrust and combustion.
It’s not all #random,
obviously. As you walk under the suspended lighting, #patterns
emerge: cones, triangles, ovals. There’s a rhythm to this #mass
of electricity. You can hunt for its historical roots (Marcel Duchamp is an obvious one), you can dig for #meaning,
but this sculpture can and does exist as pure #aesthetics
and pure experience. Follow the visual rhythm, be taken on a journey of light, and you’ll end up swimming in a neon sea you won’t want to get out of.
for @TimeOut #TimeOut #London #amazing #beuty #love