In the interdisciplinary stress field of art and architecture with technique, electronics and mathematics Nicolas Schöffer is developing his artistic vocabulary. The dialogic relation of object and space, space and time, light and shade shapes different creative phases. In the 1950s he realized “lumino-dynamic” installations and focused particularly on the interplay of material and immaterial aspects in kinetic works. Besides acoustics light is playing an essential role in this. Schöffer is taking up the ideas of László Moholy-Nagy and refines the idea of “light requisites”. He implements objects and installations which use daylight as well as artificial light as a reagent.
LichtRouten-Project: Lux 10
In the 1950s Nicolas Schöffer tied up to the ideas of László Moholy-Nagy and developed the idea of “light props” on. “Lux 100” is a kinetic sculpture that was created in 1959. It is a rotating object with a plurality of geometric shapes and polished surfaces, which generate a play of light and shade in a space of colour and light, which passes through the surrounding space.
LichtRouten-Site: Founding- und Developing Center, Building 8 (inside),
Opened in 1989 on a former industrial site, the EGC is one of the most important technology centers in NRW. Inside the EGC there is a white lab which was used by the German Institute for Applied Lighting Technology (DIAL)for light technical seminars. Since January 2013, the DIAL is working on the other side of the train station.