A Design Icon in the Light of Contemporary Art
In the limelight there is an iconic lamp, the early masterwork of Wilhelm Wagenfeld, created in the metal workshop of the Weimar Bauhaus. Presented as a collaboration of the Maria and Walter Schnepel Cultural Foundation and the Kiscell Museum – Municipal Gallery, this 1924 lamp is reflected through the lenses of a bunch of prominent contemporary artists, the pop collage master Richard Hamilton, the emblematic fluxus artist Dieter Roth, the creator of the legendary snare-pictures series Daniel Spoerri and the playful conceptualist Aldo Mondino among them. Morover, the curators invited five Hungarian artists – Miklós Batisz, Anna Farkas, Péter Forgács, Dániel Lakos and és Eszter Szabó – to participate with brand new lamp-rephrases for the occasion.
My interpretation was based on the revoluted form of the lamp. The balanced silhouette is revoluted by a motor equipped with a motion sensor. The translucent form representing the lamp is generated through the motion and the reflected light.