In Between Glances, 2019
For her List Center exhibition In Between Glances, Kwade has realized Light Touch of Totality (2019) a major new sculptural commission. Comprised of five stainless steel rings each with a diameter of approximately 16 feet and positioned at varying angles, the sculpture is adorned with over 1,400 strands of beads made from wood and lapis lazuli, which create a curtain-like effect on portions of its imposing frame. This ambitious new work is presented alongside a focused selection of recent sculptures that illustrate inquiries into processes of transformation that act on matter and information, as well as ongoing investments in the concepts of parallel worlds and non-linear time.
LinienLand, 2019 was produced in collaboration with Acute Art. This immersive work consists of a gridded architecture approximately 36 feet in height, in which massive spheres rotate like planets in orbit. The AR sculpture presents the first immaterial development of the artist’s ongoing project LinienLand. This iteration moves the project towards a new perceptual experience of art in an increasingly information-based world. While the digital work is formally related to real-life sculptural installations such as LinienLand (2018) and ParaPivot (2019), the sense of wonderment engendered by the IRL works is displaced onto the illusionism afforded by AR technology and introduces motion as an additional element of the work. Viewed through an app, the work appears to be a substantial structure, but is in fact pure information rendered through complex sets of digital data.