Light Dialogue series


Using a deep-cell 12 volt marine battery and an inverter, two lights were run in different environments. The lights blinked, resulting in the appearance of two separate entities “speaking” to one another in the space. The bizarre and eery effects from the lighting gave the viewer a new take in the natural surroundings, illuminated by technology. The square lights in the night also allude to a door that many ancient cultures believe existed in the small space and time between the daylight and the opposing nightfall.

The combination of technology, language and the environment is something that seem somewhat disparate at first but there are a lot of connections between the ideas that give another view to the relationship between humans and the environment (see Dialogues).

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Jake Weigel is Lecturer of Sculpture and Director of the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas. He writes for International Sculpture Center and other publications in addition to curatation and exhibiting his personal art.