Pioneer Works, a cultural center in Brooklyn dedicated to experimentation across disciplines, is presenting artist Anthony McCall’s ‘Solid Light Works’ — a series of epic vertical and horizontal installations that completely immerse the institution’s monumental main hall in haze. Requiring over thirty feet of clearance from floor to ceiling, the six-colossal works occupy ‘a place somewhere between sculpture, cinema, and drawing’, not static, but structured to progressively evolve over time.
Anthony McCall, widely know for his ‘Solid-Light Works’ — which he first experimented with in 1973 — generates volumetric forms composed of beams of projected light. Rays slowly evolve in real, three-dimensional space, emphasizing the typically-unseen, sculptural qualities of light. The genesis of each installation is a two-dimensional line-drawing. The resulting volumes cast by light can be occupied and explored by visitors as they move throughout the main hall at pioneer works. Cinematically speaking, the large-scale environments are not static, but progressively change over time.
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