SNN #2: Light/Space/Prop

SNN#2: Light/Space/Prop (after Moholy-Nagy) is a dynamic, large-scale light and sound installation designed for a public space that updates Bauhaus artist Lazslo Moholy-Nagy’s 1920s vision of a new “electrified moving image” – a Light Prop for the Electric Stage. Originally created for the city wide LLUM_BCN light festival in Barcelona in February 2020, a series of slowly modulating light images are distorted by lenticular lenses attached to five moving lights mounted in a tower in the center of the Can Framis Art Foundation courtyard. These moving lights rotate so that planes of light images can move across the walls of the Foundation at different speeds and rhythms, influenced by a series of spiking neural networks (SNN’s) visualized and projected at mammoth scale in the space. Moholy-Nagy described a new kind of light environment where “light and motion once again become elements of cre­ation.” SNN#2 transports this vision into our new algorithmic machine age, creating an ever-shifting, almost contemplative environment that radically slows down our own perception of space and time.

Chris Salter

Bcn_Llum Barcelona 2020
Luzern 2022
Spring Utrecht 2023