Within GLOW, Forum of Light in Art and Architecture, which took place 6 t/m 15 November 2009 in Eindhoven, Mader Stublic Wiermann realized a light intervention on the “Hooghuis” in the town’s centre.
Two sides of the building‘s pure cuboid design were almost entirely covered by video
projections. At the beginning of the looped video the motifs are based on the present architecture and display plain abstract geometries, thus creating a mix of real and simulated space.
Furthermore these geometries are part of an interplay
between light and shadows, which supports the combination of two three-dimensional spaces.
In the course of the display the video detaches itself from the building’s geometry, the lines are tilting, buckling like hand painted to the point of expressive structures/sequences that remind of graffiti.
Thus the display stops forming volumes and begins to add gestures and signs. As a result the light is reinterpreted from a form providing structural element to a narrative semaphore and is twisted again culminating in the complete opposite direction: a simple illumination of the building.
Within this plain lighting a (computer generated) Cowboy emerges, creating suspense.
A shoot fired from his revolver shatters the whole “light” scene into pieces.
Meanwhile in that final moment of collapse, light itself “materializes”. The unlit high rise façade remains - in complete darkness, before the loop starts again.