Category: Brigitte Kowanz

Brigitte Kowanz | Light Language Undecipherable Signs

Outline (2006)
Outline (2006)

“Light and language are not only the foundations for knowledge and perception, because they serve as the transmission and communicative usage at the same time. Light is a form of language, respectively a carrier of signs and codes. On the other hand language can serve as a construction principle for light, and light can appear as literal.” Brigitte Kowanz 2010

Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz uses light from neons, reflections from mirrors and darkness itself to ‘paint’ a picture. Using neon light tubes to make words and sometimes what appears to be words, the resultant image is a codified one, a type of undecipherable language which can only be deciphered on another level.

Lighting (2007)
Lighting (2007)

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