Exposure № 080: Super Symmetry

Artist & designer Michael Jantzen shares a series of his “light forms”, in response to photographer Dennis Smith‘s work previously posted at Snake-Oil Cure.

Michael tells us:

Most of my art involves the reinvention of the built environment. Many of my other photo collages are made from images of models of my architectural and sculptural proposals. I take these images and alter them in the computer in order to create new forms that are based on the original images.

 In a similar way, I photograph lights at night with my point and shoot camera while moving the camera fast enough to alter the light patterns into abstract shapes.

I then put these images into the computer and in most case double the original image in such a way that it can be reconstructed into a new image.

In this way I am actually constructing with the light, and therefore refer to the images as LIGHT FORMS.

You can see more in Michael’s Super Symmetry series here.

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Michael Jantzen is an internationally known artist/designer whose work has been featured in hundreds of articles in books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world. His work has also been presented on various TV and radio programs, and in many galleries. He has been exhibited at the National Building Museum, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Union of Russian Architects, the Harvard School of Design and Architecture, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Most of what he does merges art, architecture, technology, and sustainable design into one unique experience. Whether he is creating a public sculpture that generates solar electricity for the community in which it is built, or re-thinking ways in which we might design the house of the future, groundbreaking innovation is always Michael’s goal. Michael has a BS degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and a MFA degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

His other contributions to Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.

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  1. that is awesome how you have displayed this art

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