The Future of Light Art: Tim Otto Roth | Transcending the Optics – some Physical Reflections

The Future of Light Art

The Future of Light Art
The Future of Light Art
08.02.2018 to 09.02.2018

Light is a messenger from the universe. The arts are the messengers of light.  

Everything we know, we know from light – that is the claim by astrophysics at least. One thing is clear: From quantum optics (»The Angular Momentum of Light«) to chronobiology, from nano-optics to photonics, a new frontier of scientific research on the nature of light is emerging. These options, which offer us new theories and practices of light, from biophysical chemistry to the lithosphere, also have an impact on artistic possibilities. 

For this reason, renowned experts and institutions from the sciences and arts of light met at the symposium „The Future of Light Art“ at the ZKM | Karlsruhe from February 8 - 9th, 2018, to open up the new horizon of the light spectrum in an exchange of experiences.

Tim Otto Roth is a German conceptual artist, composer and scholar. He develops a physical approach focussing on light phenomena in nature. In 2015 he published the definite book »Cultural History of Shadow Pictures« (Fink).

Video documentary:

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Camera: Hannah Radgen
Live-Editing: Christina Zartmann
Editing: Andy Koch