Robert Henke

Focused rays of ultraviolet light paint temporary landscapes on a layer of phosphorous dust on the museum floor. Operating on concepts of erosion and mutation, the installation changes its behaviour and visual appearance during the exhibition period. Each trace of light leaves a mark on a virtual mountain range, like water slowly washing out deep canyons. With a little help from alchemy and quantum physics, matter acquired a memory: translating time into space


Blasen im Canyon
Der in Paris lebende Künstler Vincent Leroy hat seine charakteristische Verwendung von schwebenden Kugeln zum Bryce Canyon in den USA verwendet. Dieses konzeptionelle Projekt mit dem Titel “Bubbles in Canyon” stellt sich eine Masse transparenter Kugeln vor, die in Rotation zwischen den Klippen hängen. Die Installation soll den Zuschauern die Möglichkeit bieten, die Natur durch einen optischen Effekt zu betrachten.

Vincent Leroy

Bubbles in Canyon
Paris-based artist, Vincent Leroy, has taken his characteristic use of levitating orbs to bryce canyon in the USA. This conceptual project, titled ‘bubbles in canyon’ imagines a mass of transparent spheres suspended in rotation between the cliffs. The installation hopes to offer viewers the opportunity to contemplate nature through an optical effect.

Maya Alam

Interference Fit Canyon
“by Maya Alam uses an entropic drawing process to capture the coalescence of solid and fluid states of matter within a single object. The drawing is comprised of contours that delineate a cube with hard edges that appear to be soft from particular vantage points and soft edges that appear to be hard from others. These contours are mapped back onto the cube geometry in a transitional process whereby the legibility of the cube becomes progressively more inscrutable. The drawing process parallels the effects created by the presence of a cubic object within the L.A. River that disrupts the flow of water and accentuates the presence of detritus. A process of continual erosion acts differentially on the object over time, transforming its appearance and performance in relation to water flow”. Marcelyn Gow

Diana Thater

Abyss of Light

Abyss of Light is divided into three screens and into three acts, the traditional structure of classic narrative film. In the first act, all the images synchronize to form a single panorama of Bryce Canyon in Utah. In the second, the screens break away from one another into three parallel sequences wherein each projection shows the same one hundred images at different speeds. In the third, all three images synchronize once again to form a single wrapping panorama of Death Valley, California. The work is an ode to the American western, one of my favorite film genres. Despite my admiration, however, my desire is not to imitate westerns. Instead, I set up an abstraction in opposition to the idea of narrative, something that can be seen in all of my work. In Abyss of Light, continuous disruptions of the American landscape document my refusal to see the land as backdrop for man’s heroic conquering of the wild; instead I see it as a foreground, a subject to be contemplated for itself and for which wildness is a state of grace.

ron arad

رون اراد
רון ארד
론 아라드
evocative proposal
For the canadian national holocaust monument competition, Ron Arad Studio teamed up with david adjaye associates to envision an evocative proposal commemorating the events, victims, and survivors of a grave moment in human history. Avoiding the use of direct symbols, the design places 23 sinuous and slender walls parallel to one another, creating a field of canyon-like passageways. Spaced 120 centimeters (47 in) apart, visitors are only able to pass through each crevice in single file. The partitions rise to a height of 14 meters (46 feet), drawing the eye upward toward the framed sky. This isolated journey is complemented by the shared experience of reflecting back on the monument’s significance.

Valerie Hegarty

فاليري هيجارتي
발레리 헤가티
Cracked Canyon


Fujikasa ha affermato che il suo obiettivo è esprimere la forza vitale della natura – la vitalità del cambiamento costante – nel suo lavoro. Le sue fonti di ispirazione variano ampiamente: mostre di pittura barocca europea che ha visto da bambina, video della Serpentine Dance di Loie Fuller e fotografie dell’Antelope Canyon in Arizona. Il Portland Art Museum è orgoglioso di ospitare Flow # 1, una delle prime opere più ambiziose di Fujikasa.

riaad algarei

riaad algarei

رياض الجرعي

Narrow canyon near Petra, Jordan

Photographer Riaad Algarei captures alluring and captivating images from several landscapes around the world. Emphasis is put on the distinct and vibrant