Plexiglas, Acrylic Paint, Blacklight. 2008
Technical Planning: Rupert Zallmann
Marie Alice Brandner-Wolfszahn refashioned the traditional black paper cut outs from Austria (Scherenschnitte) by creating luminescent silhouettes out of Plexi-glass expressing the various identities/layers of ones aura that shine through a person. All floating through a dark space, only lit by black light, the figures are getting eaten up by a swarm of transparent razorblades representing the AETHER, the 5th element that scientists formerly believed light is moving through.
n 1: personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and Night or of Chaos and Darkness [syn: Aether]
2: a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the pro pagation of electromagnetic waves [syn: ether]
AEther \[AE]“ther\, n. See Ether.
Ether \E“ther\, n. to light up, kindle, burn, blaze; [Written also [ae]ther.] 1. (Physics) A medium of great elasticity and extreme tenuity, supposed to pervade all space, the interior of solid bodies not excepted, and to be the medium of transmission of light and heat; hence often called LUMINIFEROUS ETHER.