Phrase: Shadow Play
A shadow play depends more on what isn’t seen than what is. With light and the power of suggestion, a visual story is told. Your eyes get the outline, your mind fills in the blanks.
The players here are the supporting cast of the planet, imperceptible to the eye but indispensable to our lives. They have been reconsidered and reimagined, their forms taking center stage, with a crew of artists, designers, engineers and educators kneeling behind the scrim. Where have you seen these shapes before? Where do you see them now? How do they change as you move throughout the space? Walk onto the stage, let your eyes explore the scenery, and let your mind finish the story.
It all starts with a pulse, the beat of a heart, electric signals shooting down fibers. It is safe, sound and familiar yet dangerous, cruel and unknown. What you see is not all of what you get. The installation lives and breathes, charged by the sun and destined to react to the stimuli that surrounds it. It isn’t alive in the organic sense yet it is a living thing. Think about the nexus of electricity and life and try to imagine a world void of power, of electrical impulses, of static and light. The sun rains down photons on us everyday, pure power that can be harnessed. Think of the installation, the creature, and the life that it has been given by the sun. Watch it contract and expand and be grateful that we live in an electric world.