Plexiglas/Perspex, Fluorescent Acrylic Paint, Blacklight. 2010
Laser Cutting: Rupert Zallmann
PRESS RELEASE: Marie Alice Brandner-Wolfszahn refashioned traditional black paper cutting ("Scherenschnitt") by creating luminescent silhouettes out of Perspex. The dancing figurines become progressively warped and eaten up by a swarm of razorblades. The title refers to the formerly postulated medium for the propagation of light.
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.