FLUX Light Art Series is an exhibition project resulting from a program by the Goethe-Institute Tunisia dedicated to artists, designers, curators and cultural managers who are interested to explore the contemporary use of light in fine arts. It is a program to foster an initiative that originated during the Kulturakademie program 2014/2015 and links to the UNESCO International Year of Light. This first edition in 2015 will be followed by a series of light art exhibitions at the Goethe-Institute Tunisia and elsewhere.
The FLUX LUMINEUX Program was developed and realized by Prof. Bettina Catler-Pelz, a German curator dedicated to light in fine arts, in close cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Tunisia. In 2014 and 2015 she was one of the teaching experts of the Kulturakademie Tunis.
All FLUX Works are adapted to the specifics of the space. Scattered around the grounds of the Goethe-Institute eight art works are to behold, six of them are premiers.
(1) On the backdrop of changing light from dark red to dazzling white Mari Lena Rapprich explores the ratio of light, graphite and truck tarpaulin over a typographic tableau reflecting her experiences with the “Flux” program. Curator is Matilde Frank.
(2) Liubov Moskvina stages the interplay of reflection and refraction of a red laser line traveling in a cloud of semi-transparent material turning the beam into a continuous stream of light gush. Curator is Souad Bellaaj.
(3) Based on the refracting pattern of a particular plexiglass disc Lena Weisner splits the concentrated bundle of light of a green laser beam with a kinetic machine into a cobweb-like structure that constantly scans its spatial environment. Curator is Oumayma Abdelhak.
(4) In the work of Andrea Thembie Hannig a glass block in front of a video projector divides the video beam into two moving images – one showing the daily street scene and the other one a moving light sculpture, both resulting from the same source and the same technology. Curator is Bettina Catler-Pelz.
(5) Based on panoramic photograpghs of Tunis Patricia K. Triki manipulates the color schemes that ironize those of advertizement. By projecting them onto an architectural facade she experiments with their fragmentation. Curator is Astrid Hesse.
(6) Based on panoramic photographs of Tunis Aymen Gharbi generates a large series of variations of light exposures from extreme darkness to glaring brightness and couples them in a stop-motion-film staging the performative aspects of the continuous change of light. Curator is Matilde Frank.
(7) In her work with Polaroids Sara Foerster manipulates of the interplay of light and its chemical reactions in order to explore new aesthetical potentials. Curator is Moutaa Amin Al Waer.
(8) Patricia K. Triki and Azza Ouertani build an installation based on a collection of forgotten objects from the streets of various parts of Tunis, among them a luminous sign indicating the words “Welcome to Paradise”. Curator is Astrid Hesse.
(9) Based of the word “light” in different languages Hartung and Trenz’ large scale projection mapping explores on the interplay of typographic variations and architectural shape of the Goethe-Institute.Curator is Bettina Catler-Pelz.
The info and navigation design is done by Astrid Hesse.
The communication and community management is Karama Ben Amor.
The the photo and film documentation care Sami Bel Hadj, Sara Foerster, Patricia K. Triki.