Completion date: December 2014 / Location: St. Petersburg, Russia / Dimensions: height 7m / Client: The July 16
Created and produced in collaboration with Alexander Letcius
Caged Lightning is a public sculpture commissioned by Leningrad Centre for Contemporary Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia. The sculpture was installed in front of the institution due to an event of the first public opening, which took place in December 2014. The object is a tribute to the early XX century Russian Avant-garde movement as well as an attempt to intervene into a classicist style of St. Petersburg’s city centre.
Steel and intense led lights create an effect based on premultiplied reflections of light combined with the distorted reflections of surroundings. Thus the actual sculpture’s silhouette is being hard to define, whereas the source of light looks bold and vivid.