Tan­gle of lights

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - ART -

SPAn­ISh artist na­cho Ruiz’s Meet­ing Point, a fi­bre op­tic light in­stal­la­tion, was one of the un­sung high­lights at the Ur­ban­scapes 2013 fes­ti­val in Ser­dang, Se­lan­gor last month. Mov­ing on from his Malaysian de­but in­stal­la­tion, Ruiz has now been com­mis­sioned for a new light in­stal­la­tion at Pub­lika, So­laris Du­ta­mas in Kuala Lumpur.

The new piece en­ti­tled In­fin­ity re­sides in­side the Pub­lika Boule­vard. It will be on dis­play till Feb 14.

Made from fi­bre op­tic ma­te­ri­als, op­tic lu­mi­naire ma­chine, plas­tic mir­rors and wood pan­els, In­fin­ity is a black box in the cen­tre of Pub­lika.

The pub­lic can ac­cess the in­te­rior of the piece, de­signed as a space of mir­rors and fi­bre op­tics that au­to­mat­i­cally be­comes part of the in­stal­la­tion.

“Per­haps our chil­dren and cer­tainly our grand­chil­dren will be able to ac­cess a state of in­fi­nite or eter­nal life,’’ said Ruiz about this new work.

“This con­cept is al­ready la­tent in our lives as our dig­i­tal foot­print will re­main an eter­nal way of so­cial net­work­ing,’’ he added.

Visi­tors are en­cour­aged to pose with the art­works and take dig­i­tal pho­tos of them­selves to com­plete the in­ten­tion of the piece.

For In­fin­ity at Pub­lika, Ruiz col­lab­o­rated with Malaysian artist Adepu­tra Masri while Fer­ran Be­navent and Maria Car­bonell from Ruiz’s home­town of Valencia, also helped out.

More de­tails at www.na­cho­ruiz.info.

das with Lit­tle Joe, the sur­viv­ing bor­neo pygmy ele­phant from a herd of 14 ele­phants

who died mys­te­ri­ously

in Sabah.

Span­ish artist na­cho ruiz’s art tends to seek out pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­ter­ac­tion.

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