Perry Hoberman
Lightleakers
Lightleakers (1986) are deceptively simple box-like forms, each containing a light source that projects a pair of silhouetted images into the room. The presence of pictorial elements is played off of a minimalist aesthetics which has historically refused representation. Derived from film stills depicting dramatically frozen action, the projections fall at severe angles that expressively distort them. They are not centered on the walls, but are mounted in the corners between the walls, floors and ceiling. Each box, by remaining an obstacle between the two images, forces itself into any consideration of their meaning and relationship. Light and shadow become an extension of the physically present object in a mix of physical space and representation.