Heinz Mack Light Dynamo 1963

Artwork details

Artist
Heinz Mack born 1931
Title
Light Dynamo
Date 1963
Medium Aluminium, glass, wood and motor
Dimensions Support: 578 x 571 x 220 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1964
Reference
T00683
Not on display

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In this relief, an aluminium disc decorated with a reed pattern, rotates under glass that has been moulded with a similar pattern. The movement itself cannot be perceived. Instead the disc appears to dissolve into a rippling light and, through optical illusion, seems to be continuously reforming itself as an oval while, at the same time, remaining a circle.

August 2004

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