THE EMPIRE OF LIGHT
THE EMPIRE OF LIGHT, 2020
Digital video, projector | Dimensions variable
Installation view at The Residency Project, 2020
Shan Wu & Drew Cavicchi
Inspired by urban landscaping and plants' shadow cast by artificial lights, THE EMPIRE OF LIGHT ask what is considered natural and what is artificial in urban environments.
The installation is made out of a video of a tree’s shadow recorded during the day. The video is inverted in color and projected to the corresponding position at night. The work is named after René Magritte’s series of paintings “The Empire of Light”.