Presented with a derelict building (Feinkost Karl Liebknecht-str) Carlo Crovato explores the ubiquitous but unconsciously perceived language of buildings. Not the language of architectural conventions or styles but the assumptions we make about our environment that are based on perceptual precedent built up over years of experience.
The piece Lightwork I uses 31 Edison light bulbs (one for each window) and a dimmer switch to create the illusion that behind the facade there is one large space and not the many smaller spaces that are indicated by the size and placing of the windows. By simulating contrary information to that which is understood from the learnt relationship between the window and the space behind it Lightwork I illustrates how we are always subconsciosly perceiving and interpreting enviromental information.