Interdisciplinary light installation 2023
Material: electric household appliances, digital LEDs, spotlights
Dimensions: 7 m x 3,80 m x 2,50 m
Composition: Siebe Thijs
Text: Pia Goebel
Kunsthalle Mannheim 2023
© Elmar Witt
Bahzad Sulaiman‘s installation ‘Resurrection’ is a product of the artist’s engagement with light in a sculptural context. Discarded electrical household appliances, which carry the traces of their former owners and symbolize their energy consumption, are piled up and light up from within in different colors. Appliances such as ovens, which in everyday use give off heat, gleam in cool colors.
In contrast, appliances with a cooling function light up in warm colors. Thanks to the composition, specially written by Siebe Thijs, the appliances, collected through an open call in Mannheim, combine to form an orchestra which casts a spell over listeners and invites one to think about the use of electric appliances which accompany us on a daily basis over a long time – before finally reaching their (supposed) expiry date.
To listen to the soundtrack composition that accompanies the installation. Click here!
Mention in press:
Twist on arte TV (glimps of installation and interview around 12:00)
Deutschlandfunk Kultur (around 00:39)
Das Erste (glimps of installation around 02:10)
Online guidance: “1,5 Grad” (glimps of installation around 19:00)