LEGO building blocks, ultra-black pigment, Lightform projector
Displacement is a light sculpture that challenges human perceptions of shadow and value, time and space, the material and immaterial. Constructed out of approximately 10,000 LEGO bricks painted in ultra-black pigment and with a Ganzfeld color sequence projection mapped upon its façade, Displacement seeks to embody forms witnessed in the vastness of deep space. Here the sculpture manifests itself through a multiplicity of paradoxes. An animated field of color becomes the shadow of the object while shadows embody the sculptural form. Through its continual cycles, a shadow of color is simultaneously cast behind and on the surface of the LEGOs, producing something that is tangible and material, yet at once dissipating and ungraspable.
Ground Level Platform, Strange Media, Chicago, IL, November-December 2019.