Hypersculptures, Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna

©2022 Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, Lindenplatz 1, 59423 Unna, Germany

Catalogue Editors John Jaspers, Leonard Lueg

A very brief extract – the first two paragraphs of the Foreword. More to follow.


HYPER! This term of Greek origin contains excess within itself. Something ‘hyper’ is something more than normal, indeed even a surfeit of a thing. In art, a particular strength has always lain in surpassing the normal measure, in the alteration of proportions. The ‘Hyper’ in the title of the exhibition ‘HYPERsculptures’ encompasses a host of levels of meaning. Besides the extraordinary size of the artworks, ‘hyper’ refers also to the latest, innovative multimedia technologies the exhibiting artists employ for their light sculptures. It refers exactly as much to ‘hyper’-intense experiencing, since all the works are immersive installations one simply has to encounter oneself.

The exhibition brings together space-filling, international works: large light sculptures, all of them enabling a powerful dip into art. The abolition of distance between onlooker and artwork is the common, luminous tie that binds all the ‘HYPERsculptures’. In ‘HYPERsculptures’ one can experience how light operates, steers the perception, and completely redefines spaces. The exhibited installations combine all aspects that one associates with light art. Light, space, colour, speed, motion, sound, projection, and convergence, through to individual perception and sensations.