Installations

EXHIBITING AT ANISE GALLERY,
LONDON NOVEMBER 2019 - January 2020

TEN THOUSAND THOUGHTS

TEN THOUSAND THOUGHTS is a hand-constructed sculptural light installation that originates from a selection of Esther Rolinson’s rule-based drawings. Like an extendable system, it can continue to grow. The artwork is composed of folded aluminium tubes worked by Rolinson in a daily meditative making process. The artist creates the shapes using a series of actions and each one is completely unique.

COMMISSIONED BY CURVE THEATRE, LEICESTER, FOR
INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL 2017

REVOLVE

Revolve is a large-scale light sculpture in which Rolinson crafts shapes in steel mesh that together create a cloud-like structure that manifests itself above the viewer's head. Programmed LEDs entwine the structure. These can sometimes resemble reflections of the sun's rays' or an approaching storm.

EXHIBITED AT ART-CHI, SAN JOSE 2016

FLOWN

Flown is an illuminated geometric light installation animated with delicate patterns of programmed movement. In 2016 Flown won the Lumen Global Digital Arts Prize Sculpture and 3D Award and the Art CHI Exhibition First Prize, San Jose, California.

FROM THE EXHIBITION MELT_SPLINTER_THREAD,
CUBE GALLERY, PHOENIX LEICESTER 2015

SPLINTER

Splinter is a vertical installation composed of acrylic pieces and arrays of programmed LEDS. Transparent filaments tied in a non-symmetrical manner from the floor to the ceiling create the almost invisible grid that holds the acrylic fragments that reflect the lights. Complex behaviours play through the structure, creating waves of movement and changes in colour. When one walks around the piece, at every step, the spatial drawing modifies itself. Splinter was developed as part of the series Melt, Splinter and Thread.

Funded by Arts Council England, supported by the ICOT at De Montfort University.

FROM THE EXHIBITION MELT_SPLINTER_THREAD,
CUBE GALLERY, PHOENIX LEICESTER 2015

THREAD

Thread is an ephemeral architecture reminiscent of dust in sunlight. It is based on a series of pencil drawings, translated in the installation three dimensionally. It might be seen as the aftermath of an explosion of bright light as it dissipates into nothingness. It is a delicate animated architectural lattice that the audience can walk underneath and look up through. Thread was developed as part of the series Melt, Splinter and Thread.

Funded by Arts Council England, supported by the ICOT at De Montfort University.

FROM THE EXHIBITION MELT_SPLINTER_THREAD,
CUBE GALLERY, PHOENIX LEICESTER 2015

MELT2

Melt2 is constructed from architectural screen fabric to create changing layers of opacity, like standing inside the layers of a drawing as simple geometries open and close around the viewer. As the viewer walks through, a maze of diagonal planes, complex views and compositions illuminate and fade around them. Melt2 was developed as part of the series Melt, Splinter and Thread.

Funded by Arts Council England, supported by the ICOT at De Montfort University.