Don’t simply call it an installation. It is a work of art, an emotional and evocative creation that emerged from light and was shaped by an artist who works with light named Omer Arbel.
Founder and creative mind behind Bocci – a design company based in Vancouver and Berlin – Arbel has created his second site-specific light work for the Barbican.
The sculptural 44 consists of 300 aluminium sheets molded with a special manufacturing technique, suspended on very fine cables: it descends into the Foyer area, linking the concepts of lightness and mass, manual production and industrial production.
The designer was inspired by the photographs that Peter Bloomfield took during the construction of the Barbican, one of the most outstanding artistic and cultural centres in London and Europe, which crosses the boundaries of major art forms including dance, cinematography, music, theatre and visual arts.
The light installation will be on display until 28 April 2017 (Barbican Foyer, Level G).