New Artwork: A Thousand Strands of Light
A maze of fiberoptic strands hangs from the ceiling in a dimly lit room. The strands resemble glowing hair and they drape down in waves and curls, like a tangled forest. Each strand emits a different hue, from neon blue to fiery orange. The colors shift gently, as if the forest is slowly breathing. As the viewer walks through the space, the strands brush against their skin like tendrils of energy. The effect is both ethereal and otherworldly, as if the viewer has stepped into a dream.
Frank Bueltge’s new piece, titled “A Thousand Strands of Light,” is a homage to Olafur Eliasson’s “Your Uncertain Shadow,” which also relied on fiberoptic strands to create an immersive environment. But Bueltge’s piece takes Eliasson’s concept and expands it, creating a full sensory experience. “A Thousand Strands of Light” was released today at the Tate Modern in London, where it will be on display for the next month. Bueltge is known for his experimentation with large language models, neural networks, and big data, and his previous piece, “Get Lost in the Fluidity,” is a testament to his innovative approach. Check it out here.