Gustav Hellberg
 

Pulsing Path ambiguous vision

Madrid Abierto, 2006
 
Lampposts are controlled so that their light is dimmed in a cyclic order; the light slowly changes from light to darkness, from darkness to light.

Controlling the street-lamps along a street or lane means the light takes on a pulsing effect. The light is dimmed in a slow sequence, slowly disappearing and reappearing in an ongoing cycle. The oscillating light of the lampposts in Pulsing Path - ambiguous vision activates a park lane and gives it a behaviour separating it from ‘normal’ lanes. Its expression is transformed and becomes displaced, thus raising questions about states of normality, and the uncertainty surrounding human existence.
 
Material: Existing lampposts, light controller and dimmer

Location: The pedestrian area Paseo del Prado, between Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo and Fuente del Apollo in central Madrid.
 
Madrid Abierto
 
 

 

 

 

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