A reflection on the fragile balance of utopia, mischer'traxler's kinetic light sculpture, LeveL, is poised to unsteady itself at the slightest movement. When the mobile is perfectly still, the lights are at their brightest, illuminating the room fully. As you enter and move around the space, your breath and the drafts of air you create make the rods tilt and the LEDs dim, setting the mobile out of balance. The delicate and ever-changing sculpture reflects on the precariousness of the utopian ideal, and its potential to unravel when subjected to the reality of everyday life.
Administering Body: Austria Design Net
Design Team: mischer'traxler studio
Curator: Thomas Geisler / MAK Vienna
Supporting Bodies: Federal Chancellery of Austria — Arts and Culture; Advantage Austria; Austrian Cultural Forum London
Photo: Ed Reeve
Photo: Bradley Lloyd Barnes