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To Highlight Our Obsession With Phones, This British Artist Created A Relatable Sculpture

Published 3 months ago

The Amsterdam Light Festival is one of the largest light festivals in Europe, hosted annually since 2012. During the winter period, artists from all over the world take part in the festival, creating unique light exhibitions that inspire and enlighten both its visitors and fellow artists.

Gali May Lucas is a British artist and one of the participants of the festival. This year, together with sculptor Karoline Hinz, she created a series of statues, featuring people focused on their phones with warm light illuminating their faces. The installation is titled Absorbed by light and the artist says she wanted to create something that everyone could relate to.

“Cycling to work in the mornings, I see people lost in the light of their mobile phones. On park benches, on the tram, in restaurants – no one talks to each other anymore. The white light and white noise is a bit eerie if you look at it in a certain way – and you’ll see this come through strongly in the final work,” says Gali.

Check out the sculptures in the gallery below and if you’re in Amsterdam right now, you can see it first hand in front of the Hermitage!

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The Amsterdam Light Festival is one of the largest light festivals in Europe, hosted annually since 2012, where artists create unique light art

This year, artist Gali May Lucas, together with Karoline Hinz, created an installation titled Absorbed by light

It features three sculptures of people focused on their phones with warm light illuminating their faces

The artist says she wanted to create something that everyone could relate to

“Cycling to work in the mornings, I see people lost in the light of their mobile phones”

“On park benches, on the tram, in restaurants – no one talks to each other anymore”

“The white light and white noise is a bit eerie if you look at it in a certain way – and you’ll see this come through strongly in the final work”

If you’re in Amsterdam right now, you can see the installation first hand in front of the Hermitage!

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