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Time Drifts by Philipp Geist @ Luminale 2012 Frankfurt

Luminale is a "festival of light" that takes place in Frankfurt and in the urban area every two years since 2000, parallel to the Light + building exhibition at the trade fair. During the festival a lot of public and private-owned buildings are especially illuminated. In 2008, more than 220 light installations could be seen and attracted 100,000 visitors. The next Luminale will be held in April 2012.


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For Luminale 2012, Philipp Geist shows his installation “TIME DRIFTS” in the square of the Goethe-University, the future Kulturcampus. This installation visualizes the issues of time and space, volatility and presence. Here, the artist renounces the use of screens and instead projects terms and associations onto the ground of the square, the facade elements and onto the mist. The result is an interplay between the concrete, tangible projection onto the architecture and the transparent, dissipating screen of mist. Terms, which are a metaphor for transience can be briefly seen but disappear again immediately. This interaction between the different layers of text and image in space refers to the location as a future cultural site and meeting place.



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Taken on April 16, 2012