Eric Corriel Studios

multidisciplinary art studio • immersive and interactive public art • video installations • art activism • nyc

Lightbox

Site-specific immersive light installation, 2014

Very strange photograph of a rectangular black hole in the middle, about the size of a cafeteria lunch tray. Emanating from the top and bottom of the rectangular black hole are blue rhomboid planes of light that get wider as they approach the viewer. Emanating from the left and right side of the rectangular black hold are red-orange rhomboid planes of light that also get wider as they approach the viewer.
Photo by Josh Reynolds

Lightbox creates a three dimensional cube space using light Shown on Governors Island (NY), Queens (NY), and Manhattan (NY)

This piece started as a challenge: could I create a floating cube in the middle of a room? Could I create a “light helmet” that would enclose the viewer’s head in a virtual box of made of light?

Governors Island (2014)

Photo by Brett Wood

Lightbox was first shown on Governors Island, New York City, in 2014 as part of Parallax—a summer series of installations organized by Jonah Levy of the Holocenter. It’s hard to do a light installation on Governors Island and not recall Anthony McCall’s monumental work, “Between You and I”, from 2009.

Photograph; planes of yellow light fan out from the top and bottom of the frame; a rectangular black hole in the middle; blue planes of light fan out from the sides. The planes of light reveal fog in the air. Two silhouettes of people with their backs to the camera are probably wondering what the fuck is going on.
Photo by Brett Wood

While McCall’s work—and certainly James Turrell (Afrum, 1967) and others before him—use light to create virtually solid forms in space, with this piece I am interested in extending this notion by using custom software to vary the color of the form in space. This, in effect, makes the “lightbox” surrounding the viewer’s head dynamic, which I think speaks to a future in which light itself is used as a medium to convey information.

Photo by Josh Reynolds
Photo by Josh Reynolds
Photo by Josh Reynolds
Photo by Josh Reynolds

Lightbox measures roughly 12’ x 4’ x 5’ and runs on an infinite loop.

Queens, NYC (2015)

Photo by Brett Wood
Photo by Brett Wood
Photo by Brett Wood
Photo by Brett Wood

Lightbox was shown at the iconic Flux Factory in Long Island City, Queens as part of the group show Parallax : Perspectives on December 19th, 2015.

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