The light installation ‘Brocken’ by the Japanese artist Chida Yasuhiro will be presented at the Petrovaradin Fortress on the night of 31 December as part of Doček’s visual programme, within the Tesla Light Gallery project.
BROCKEN 5.6 is an interactive object inspired by the mysterious Brocken spectre that occurs when the sun is positioned directly behind you, thereby breaking and scattering the light rays. Chida recreates this phenomenon in a large metal cube in which he punctures over 50 thousand holes by hand. Concentrated bundles of light penetrate the dark space and create an illusion that the light is following you.
A metal structure with more than 50 thousand holes drilled by hand recreates a natural light phenomenon Brocken spectre that can appear on a misty mountainside.
Chida Yasuhiro was born in 1977 in Kanagawa, Japan. He graduated in architecture. He creates immersive art installations on the themes of ‘the consciousness of space’ which are based on his experiences with activities such as high-altitude mountain climbing and ice climbing.
His name was cited on the website Artdex, in the article ‘Ever-Renewing Power of Light Art: 9 Brilliant Light Artists You Need to Know’ (2019) together with Ólafur Elíasson and James Turrell.
Photo: Toru Tsuji, Mira Chaloupka