mondo*arc April/May 2016 - Issue 90

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Pics: Paul Warchol

WELL-ROILED MACHINE New York-based architectural lighting designer and light artist Christine Sciulli’s project ROIL, is a geometry based sitespecific light projection installation. ROIL, an eight-channel video projection installation onto nylon mesh which measures 35ft high x 55ft long x 28ft wide, was installed at Brooklyn’s Smack Mellon gallery this past winter. Circles of light expand and collapse through Smack Mellon’s cavernous raw space in a frenzy, which harkons back to the roiling steam issued from it’s ten boilers to power the surrounding paper factories of industrialist Robert Gair. ROIL was created by projecting circles that fall away into 2,000 yards of hand pinned translucent netting. Extending out from eight video projectors mounted at various angles, the cylinders are viewed off axis as they are caught and mapped through the fabric’s threads to a height of 35ft, seeming to be arbitrary squiggles.

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