Artist/Maker: Vasilios Roumeliotis (b. 1977) / Roumelight
Object/Materials and Techniques: Polyester Mannequin / Glass / Acrylic Glass / Metal Chain / Grid Oak / Vinyl
Date: Created in 2011
Dimensions: H. 90 cm. x D. 30 cm. x W. 40 cm.
Colours: Black Shiny Silver / Silver Gray
Art style: Light art / Luminism / Lighting sculpture / Industrial design
Current Location: Artist’s collection, Mykonos
Curator’s note: The Disclight Foxtrot sculpture table lamp from the Roumelight lighting collection celebrates femininity through an amalgamation of the Saturn planet and a female body.
The implication of a woman wearing a chain corset, standing with pride, while her body tattoos consist of inspiring texts, provides an eccentric aspect to the luminous figure, and, at the same, time complements the sculpture’s materiality.
In addition, the extensive use of written text lines onto various parts of the female body, including all important information about the Saturn planet, becomes one of the central artistic elements of the present work, apart from its fundamental lighting character. Comparable to the Saturn planet as being surrounded by three planar concentric rings of ice particles, the hat on the upper part of the sculpture features more than one rings, giving the entire piece an overall air of planetary mystery.
Both, the head and the body of the luminous piece can be lit separately.
The mannequin is made of polyester and the base of beech. The clothing is fashioned from stainless steel and wire mesh while the chest and the head are made of glass. The layers of the planet Saturn are printed on polycarbonate glass.
Separate lighting adjustment on the head and the chest is possible, plus all light spheres are dimmable.
➞ Technical support for assembling or setting the lighting work is recommended.
The luminous Disclight Foxtrot with its avant-garde magnetism and attraction has been proudly exhibited at the Contemporary Space Athens, an exhibition space established in Greece by the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture & Design in collaboration with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies (exhibition Energy Athens, 2014).