Continual Light Cylinder

Julio Le Parc Argentine

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Continual Light Cylinder (1962/2018) is an important early example of Le Parc’s Kinetic art, when actual movement became part of his artistic experimentation. During the 1960s, the artist made paintings and sculptures with movable parts including mirrors, motors, and electric light. With resonances of Constructivism, in particular the work of Naum Gabo, Le Parc used everyday materials such as glass, metals, Plexiglas, mirrors and allowed his works to show how they were made. Aiming to make art more accessible and politically relevant, he experimented with projected lights in darkened rooms, adding a sense of playfulness and encouraging viewers’ participation.

Continual Light Cylinder, Julio Le Parc (Argentine, born Mendoza, 1928), Wood, acrylic sheet, projectors, and motors

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