Light Installation at Compiegne

Eric Forman (Critic, Digital + Media) recently collaborated with French artist Stephen Breuer on a three-dimensional light piece in the Imperial Palace of Compiègne, outside of Paris. “Prism Atemporal” is a monumental immaterial light sculpture that is projected in the space of the magnificent Salle des Gardes.

“The perpetual cycle of the two monochrome colors, white and gold, represents the links between both side of each reality, the immaterial reality (white) and the material reality (gold). The sculpture evolves in time through three states of absolute before reaching a state of perfection where both colours finally merge together. At the end of the cycle the sculpture slowly changes volume by contracting itself towards the most minimal state. Prism Atemporal becomes a simple and pure vertical line of light. This final state expresses the will to always rationalise thoughts and concepts as much as possible. After this state of contraction the sculpture finds its original monumental volume and the cycle starts again. This whole evolution is perpetual.

To fully feel this piece we must penetrate it and initiate a voyage through the prism of our own perception towards this state of levitation where time finally disappears. This piece is an intense meditation on the origin of the universe as well as on the nature of the creative process itself. It is also a reflection on our desire to receive and our will to give. In the end the sense of this absolute future is altruism as we need to find the right balance and equilibrium between these two antagonist forces that structure every human relationship.” – Stephen Breuer



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