Dark Matter

Photo by Femke Rijerman

Dark Matter

In 2010, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of black spots on the planet’s surface. Imagining what might lie within these mysterious holes sparked this collection of sculptural lamps that come alive through interaction. OTI represents a cross section of a cave network, with circles that light up one by one like a living organism. IUS takes its elongated form from creatures hanging on cave walls; when the two ends are connected it illuminates. SIBU imitates two pieces of tectonic rock that glow when one is moved across the other. And finally the shape of LYOT can be manipulated via a gleaming crystal shard.

Joel Booy

2014