rotating light beams (clock mechanisms, headlamps, vellum, magnifying lenses), 2019

A site-specific work for the Imaginary Bauhaus Museum exhibition, Timekeepers consists of three beams of light that gradually rotate through the exhibition space of the Schiller Museum in Weimar. The beams are designed as a direct reaction to the physical confines of the exhibition rooms, which have been stripped of natural light due to an overuse of temporary walls. Without the option to simply cut through the walls, Timekeepers thus attempts to compensate for the loss of sunlight by mimicking the sun’s steady movement over the course of the day.

With the introduction of light, the installation creates an opportunity for ritual and contemplation within the context of the Imaginary Bauhaus exhibition. In this way, Timekeepers acts in contrast to the general nature of the exhibition and the Bauhaus 100 celebrations as a whole. Whereas a multitude of actions and events take over the city, the beams continue their methodical rhythm, catching attention by simply highlighting what is there.

Created in cooperation with the MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Imaginary Bauhaus Museum exhibition.