RELIC - an installation by Karolina Halatek

RELIC - an installation by Karolina Halatek

RELIC is a monumental and pyramidal light installation, an immersion in light and fog.

Curated by Aline Chahine | 
August 21, 2023
| Est. Reading: 1 minute
Project Details:
Address: Metz
Year: 2023
Area: N/A

The artwork consists of circular metal steps traversed by a vertical beam of white light, from which artificial fog emanates. The beam of light extends into the sky, visible from afar. Like a magnet, the crowd converges towards this magnetic luminous vessel. The audience can access the top of the artwork, immerse themselves in the light and fog, and become a living monument.

RELIC - an installation by Karolina Halatek

Today, we are constantly bombarded with information; smartphones, social media, and incessant notifications are distractions that constantly capture our attention. Media, news, and multiple entertainment platforms provide an endless stream of information and amusement. We live in an era of immediacy, speed, and tight schedules, which strongly impacts our ability to concentrate. The installation provides a counterbalance to the virtual disembodiment.

RELIC - an installation by Karolina Halatek

RELIC offers – for a brief moment – the practice of mindfulness: to focus and appreciate the present moment, disconnect from distractions, and concentrate on what is happening here and now. The performative nature of RELIC emphasizes the value of each individual. Interacting with the installation allows one to become aware of the simultaneous creation of personal and collective history : it can be used as a public spot for regeneration, a place of rest or contemplation, or creating new interactions. RELIC is positioned at the heart of the city to surprise, inspire dreams, offer a new perspective, and illuminate its visitors.

Project Credits

Artist: Karolina Halatek
Curation & Production: TETRO+A
Drawing & Technical Direction: Simon Zerbib / Les Structographes
Manufacturing: Art Composit & Art Project
Artistic Liaison: Aperto Arts

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