Nihilistic Optimism Shadow Art is Made From Junk Heaps

 - Oct 18, 2012
References: timnobleandsuewebster & technabob
The Nihilistic Optimism shadow art exhibit transforms junk sculptures into human shadows. Tim Noble and Sue Webster shine a light at a particular angle on their junk heap creations to reveal a surprising human image on the wall.

The exhibit consists of six large sculptures. The artists say of their work, "The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients."

The exhibit will be running at the Blain|Southern Gallery in London until the 24th of November. This is an exhibit that is best experienced live, so that you can fully appreciate both the sculpture and shadow part of the work.