Triangular Series is a site-specific lighting installation composed of numerous, truncated tetrahedral forms. Each object is an individual. They can sense each other and the physiological rhythms of beings beneath them. Aliens of a sort, their respiration is a movement of light. Like the cells in our hearts and the clocks on our walls, their rhythms affect each other through the process of entrainment.
The result is an emergent, undesigned dance of light from the ceiling swarm and triangular projections below. Suspended from the ceiling of the entrance hall of the Herzog & De Meuron designed Basel Exhibition Centre, the forms that make up Jamie Zigelbaum’s Triangular Series resemble highly evolved stalactites, blurring the boundary between life and not-life.
Pulsing with light and responding with a unique sensitivity to the people sharing the space with them, 59 large, suspended tetrahedra of varying sizes will be scattered throughout the space to create an all-encompassing, immersive environment for visitors as they arrive and depart the fair. While each form is itself an individual, a synthetic organism, together they act as one — an emergent presence that transcends each’s individuality.
Triangular Series was commissioned by Design Miami/ Basel and will debut June 17th, 2014 in Basel, Switzerland.