Heinz Mack’s Light Dynamo
In this relief (1963), an aluminium disc decorated with a reed pattern, rotates under glass that has been moulded with a similar pattern. The movement itself cannot be perceived. Instead the disc appears to dissolve into a rippling light and, through optical illusion, seems to be continuously reforming itself as an oval while, at the same time, remaining a circle. Hein’s experiential, perceptual magic tricks are his vehicle for raising engagement between art and its audience. He makes work that […]