Hear the experts explain how Robert Rauschenberg blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the twentieth century.
including flashing lights to a stuffed angora goat, Rauschenberg’s
appetite for incorporating things he found in the streets of New York
knew no limits. Pop art silkscreen paintings of Kennedy sit alongside
1000 gallons of bentonite mud bubbling to its own rhythm. Rauschenberg
even made a drawing which was sent to the moon.
Kim Keever’s large-scale photographs are created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank, which is then filled with water.
These dioramas of fictitious environments are brought to life with colored lights and the dispersal of pigment, producing ephemeral atmospheres that he must quickly capture with his large-format camera.
Perth-based artist Laura Adel Johnson’s light installations never cease to amaze. Using fairy lights as her medium of choice, she explores ideals of human connectivity and emotions throughout her ongoing series of stunning sculptures.
Johnson was first inspired to use lighting in her practice when she saw the “gaudy” Christmas lights and decorations during her 2007 residency in Omaha, Nebraska.