Permanent Installation, 1998
(Blue glass, turquoise paint,
movement detectors, 3 spots)
Located off the ground beside the rear entrance of an office building
is the uncovered opening to a low-ceilinged service passage that can be
climbed up to by rungs in the wall. Looking down the passage, concrete
crossbeams can be seen along its ceiling, gradually tapering as they recede.
The gaps between the beams are covered by a translucent grille. A blue-toned
sheet of glass is fitted into the opening, while positioned along the
ceiling grille are three spotlamps whose light intensity diminishes as
they recede. A movement detector triggers the illumination, simulating
the play of light and shadow that occurs in a swimming pool as seen both
from above and from beneath the water.