Diana Ramaekers is one of few European artists who almost exclusively dedicate her artistic praxis to light in the past twenty years. Her oeuvre exists in a borderland of drawing, sculpting and video. Her focus is the metamorphosis of tangible objects in the dialogue of light in time, object or space. In her installations and performances she transcribes selected or given surfaces, forms and spaces with light. She is configuring translucent processes which unfold in the infinity measured in light years and which only appear as a snapshot in human perception. She shows the reversibility of space and time as an iridescent phenomenon and matter as an energetic reservoir.
LichtRouten-Project: Light Resonances
For the former black laboratory of the DIAL she has designed a light choreography that becomes visible through a fine mist inside the room. With the interplay of three theater spotlights and two mirrors walk-in light sculptures are being formed. Just as the light fog, the visitors, which move inside the room, become part of the light images, because depending on the position inside the room the light structure is changing.
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 the former black lab of the German Institute for Applied Lighting Technology is (DIAL) is located. It is a completely light-tight room which was set up for the measurement of photometric data. What remains is a rotating mirror goniometer, which was used to measure the light distribution curves, light output and luminous flux of light sources.