Installation Artist Erwin Redl Brings Light and Movement to the Halsey Institute

May 26, 2016

Erwin Redl investigates the process of “reverse engineering” by (re-)translating the abstract aesthetical language of virtual reality and 3D computer modeling into architectural environments by means of large-scale light installations. In his current show at the Halsey Institute of Charleston, his work displays strict methodologies which employ binary logic as well as tropes of minimalism to exuberant extremes. As demonstrated in his light installations and most recent kinetic works, a very restrained vocabulary due to the scale, repetition, and variations leads to a sense of deep corporeality. 

The artist’s work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial by covering the Whitney Museum’s façadewith three multicolor LED veils. In 2008, he created a sound and light installation for the Austrian Pavilion at the World Expo in Zaragoza, Spain. The Pacific Design Center’s new Red Building by Cesar Pelli features four permanent installations by the artist completed in 2013. Redl’s largest work to date is a computer-controlled, 580-foot-long-LED-installation at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio (completed in November 2010).

The Exhibit:

Erwin Redl: Rational Exuberance - May 20 – July 9, 2016
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 
161 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29424

Related Link:
Erwin Redl Website