Nightscape


2015

For Nightscape, the artist built a very thin sculpture with extruding acrylic triangles. An animation—composed of visual data—is projected onto the framework of the rectangular grid. While numbers fluctuate, gradients of colors evolve in organic pulses signifying growth or decline. The abstract peaks evoke a nocturnal landscape along a mountain range. Safire draws a subtle line between realism and the fantastical, questioning whether the work functions as an object within the room or as an external window opening to the world beyond.

Nightscape
2015
Animation, video projection, plexiglass
Dimensions variable