Exploded View Lights by Sam Van Gurp
Updated: Jan 28
View Light is a manipulating light with movement.
Do we understand what happens when we dim the lights? And to what extent could the dimming become part of the design? Exploded View Lights show that the key factor is to move the light source closer to the object or further away. After all, the sun never fades; it is the earth that moves closer and further away, causing the light to reflect, change colour, dim or die. Ultimately the experiment has led to a series of lamps representing different approaches: Cumulus, which dims through several layers of caps, the light gets dimmed as more caps slide over each other; each cap gives a different light intensity. They are pulled apart like an exploded-view drawing; Eclipse, which keeps the light contained or sets it free. When the light is covered, only a weak beam of light. As if you're moving it down it will generate instant light; Lunar which plays with reflection. In this variant, the light is like a jack in the box, by a reflecting shade the light, depending on the position of the light bulb to the cover, is reflected at the top or bottom.