PETER ERSKINE

Solar Spectrum

PETER ERSKINE  Solar Spectrum

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Germany

“Sun, Moon and Stars” (Sonne, Mond und Sterne), Exhibition Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany. “Spectrum of Time” and “Sunrise” are permanent installations that opened 5.1999. The Kokerei Zollverein is a renovated coking factory converted to an exhibition site in the heart of the German coal mining region.

“Spectrum of Time” is a permanent rainbow sundial calendar installation in the Kokerei Zollverein, a United Nations Historic Preservation site. Hour and month lines painted on the walls and floor of the 40′ X 40′ X 40′ industrial museum space mark the hours, summer and winter solstices, and the spring and autumn equinoxes with astronomical accuracy. A 30′ X 30′ cross of solar spectrum light powered by the rotation and tilt of the earth tells the time and date. On cloudy days a laser pointer driven by a solar tracking program fills in for the rainbow.

“Sunrise” is the first art experience in the Kokerei. Riding in a people mover, viewers ride the 400′, 20 degree incline following the dark path of the coal in its original conveyor belt tunnel. As they rise, the viewers travel through a fog inlluminated 400′ long 10′ high solar spectrum beam, and pass through the changing colors of the rainbow. When they disembark on the factory roof they see the solar powered 8′ X 8′ heliostat solar tracking mirror, and solar prism that create the art.
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Solar Spectrum Environmental Art

During the years 1989 through 1992, Peter Erskine created a new solar spectrum environmental art medium called “Secrets of the Sun, Millennial Meditations (SOS)”. Since then Erskine has exhibited this art in the site specific architectural installations in the USA, Italy, Germany, England and Northern Ireland. The artist’s work is firmly anchored in the architecture and context of each locality. In this art the Sun is not only the subject of the work but the medium and energy source as well. Erskine lives in Santa Monica, California.
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Spettro solare arte ambientale

Tra il 1989 e 1992 Peter Erskine creò un nuovo medium artistico interattivo a spettro solare chiamato “Segreti del Sole: Meditazioni Millenarie (SOS)”. Da allora Erskine ha fatto conoscere il suo lavoro attraverso numerose installazioni artistiche specifiche ai luoghi prescelti negli Stati Uniti, in Italia, Germania, Inghilterra ed in Irlanda del Nord, che hanno avuto un forte eco. Il lavoro dell’artista è fermamente ancorato alle circostanze e all’architettura di ogni sito. In quest’ arte il sole non è solamente il soggetto del lavoro ma anche il suo tramite e la sua sorgente di energia.
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source: erskinesolarartnet

“Rainbow Sundial Calendar” is a permanent installation in the ECOS Environmental Centre in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Hour and month lines being painted on the wall in this installation photo mark the hours, months, solstices and equinoxes with astronomical accuracy. A 30′ X 30′ moving cross of spectrum sunlight, powered by the rotation and tilt of the Earth tells the time and date. On cloudy days a laser pointer driven by a solar tracking program fills in for the rainbow.
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Peter Erskine es un artista que utiliza los colores de la luz para llevar a cabo intervenciones en las que genera arcoíris mediante prismas, elegidos especificamente para las condiciones del entorno donde se van a colocar. Así sus instalaciones han conseguido superponen el espectro solar a edificios públicos de todo el mundo .

Estas piezas, dependiendo del ángulo del sol , la intensidad y el color cambian continuamente con la hora, el día y la temporada, por lo que son percibidas siempre bajo una luz nueva y fresca.

Aunque ha intervenido multitud de espacios parece que siente cierta predilección por los edificios de la antigüedad, especialmente los italianos en los que ha trabajado durante años.

En la página del autor podéis encontrar más explicaciones y ejemplos de todos sus trabajos, yo lo dejo aquí por hoy.