Artist Erwin Redl deploys LED lights on a monumental scale. For this presentation, he is turning the outdoor grid along the Wexner Center's east façade into a hypnotic beacon.
Giant webs of both dynamic and static lights, Redl's sculptures draw on motifs from such pioneering light artists as Dan Flavin and James Turrell to create atmospheric, shape-shifting installations. Born in Austria, Redl is currently based in Bowling Green, Ohio, and his background includes studies in both electronic music and computer art. His work has been seen in such exhibitions as the 2002 Whitney Biennial, where he wrapped the museum's façade in a curtain of red and blue LED lights, and Ecstasy: In and About Altered States at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where he created an environmental matrix of green LED lights.
The scenes in this video were shot during a final evening of testing the night of November 4, 2010. The installation will be on view through February 2011.
Site-specific installation for the Wexner Center
Courtesy of the artist and ACE GALLERY