Am I the only one scratching their head as to how the lighting can be passed of as public art?From an interview with Michael Snow in The Grid:
3. For his next masterpiece, heâ€™s taking on the Trump Tower.
Snow turns 83 years old this year, but his creative pace hasnâ€™t slowed over time: In the last year alone, heâ€™s performed concerts, delivered lectures, and held exhibitions in Spain, England, Austria, Turkey, and New York. His next major project, a massive public art piece called Lightline, will illuminate one of the newest additions to Torontoâ€™s skyline. â€œI composed a large number of abstract white-light animation compositions, which will vary every night,â€ he says of the project, scheduled to brighten up one corner of Trump Tower starting in September. â€œThe â€˜canvasâ€™ is 60 storeys high, and what happens on it will be visible from a long way away. It will be very noticeable.â€
I work with lighting, some of it decorative, creative, entertaining - but I wouldn't think of passing myself off as an artist or my work/products as "public art" if it's simply some accent lighting, which this is.Light is a medium. It can be utilitarian or artistic, or both as in the case of the theatre.
Am I the only one scratching their head as to how the lighting can be passed of as public art?
(And I'm an LED lighting guy)
Is anything decorative now fair game to make someone an artist?