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200 Organized Fluorescent Lights Produce Futuristic Space


In 2012, creative collaboration Lilienthal-Zamora–consisting of visual artists Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora–produced this futuristic installation entitled Through Hollow Lands. The large-scale piece consisted of 200 fluorescent lights arranged into a geometric pattern suspended from the ceiling. Lilienthal explained that the goal was to produce an area in which visitors experienced the sensation of floating in light.

Within the installation, the arrangement of illuminated fragments produced a complex understanding of space that moved from ground to ceiling. The tubes were organized horizontally and vertically at varying heights, providing a hollow maze through which visitors could carefully navigate or, with a more cautious approach, simply view from afar.

Lilienthal and Zamora were commissioned by the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington as part of a larger collective multi-media project, and they consider this piece their greatest so far.





Lilienthal-Zamora website
Frye Art Museum website
via [CollaCubed]

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