Amélie Laurence Fortin’s exhibition SUNBURST at Künstlerhaus Bethanien is the result of a months-long experiment with solar energy. During this time, using nothing but a length of red foil and what was available in the kitchen, the artist staged a solitary performance, playing with the beams of light that entered through a skylight into the attic room of an undisclosed apartment—eventually returning with a camera to produce the video piece displayed in SUNBURST.
Alongside this work, Fortin has also produced a kinetic object, which is based, like many of her recent sculptural works are, on cosmic shapes. Made from stainless steel and spot lit using colored foil, the sculpture revolves at a “hypnotic” pace in a non-linear fashion, its movement led from data from forecast reports of solar and geophysical activity.
Seen together, this new body of work represent Fortin’s continuation of a “cycle” of work about the sun, in particular, solar storms and the obsession of translating datas to understand and predict the unpredictable phenomena.
|Artist||Amélie Laurence Fortin|
|Place / venue||Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany|
|Dates||2 – 25 October 2020|
|Photos||Amélie Laurence Fortin|
|Index||Amélie Laurence Fortin Künstlerhaus Bethanien|