Light Columns

1971

3 columns, each 56.5 x 7.5 cm diameter

Aluminium base and electric motor, ground aluminium cylinder wound with:

(1) Enamelled copper wire.

(2) Nickel chrome wire.

(3) Purple enamelled copper wire.

Collection of the Artist.

The line of light appears to move simultaneously up and down. This may at first seem a contradiction in terms. The line behaves as one continuous movement but simultaneously within itself contains separate moments of motion.

The oscillating line of reflected light on each cylinder acts as a system of signals that describes spatial changes occurring on the surface of the cylinder.