TITIA EXTHE NETHERLANDS
Titia Ex’s work The Walk is a huge, 2.5-meter diameter sphere comprising 5000 pixels with a total of 35,000 LED’s. The sphere is both, an object and a spherical screen showing a 7.5 minute long video loop. The intense, red glow of the lamps in Ex’s globe produce an enthralling variety of color and movement. The spherical shape and its change of light and color give the impressions that it is a rotating orb.
The viewer is invited to enter the procession, to approach it the sphere and to walk around it without ever getting away from its lights. In this form of interaction between spectator, space and object, visitors are not only spectators absorbed in a play of light and imagery, but they are also participants, in a journey in search of light as, in methexis, walking from Hell to Purgatory, a journey to the underworld. Visitors follow the rhythm of the work; en route to somewhere else, the two are synchronization, giving this rhythm a trance-like echo.
length: 2.5 m
width: 2.5 m
height: 2.5 m
About Titia Ex
Titia Ex works with light, movement and spatial perception. She focuses on the relationship that a work enters into with its surroundings. The history of a site or the current use of the space plays a significant part in the interpretation of her works. Much of the work by Titia Ex is made for the public space, plazas, on and inside buildings, in the city and the landscape, in traffic, in the midst of infrastructure and gardens, next to houses and offices.