Tyler Jackson Modulating Monolith, 2019
Acrylic glass, stainless steel, and aluminium framing, 2000 x 2000 x 3000 mm.
Modulating Monolith is a site-conditional sculpture located along Te Whetumatarau Point on the North West side of the Waiheke Sculpture on the Gulf Walkway. Constructed using stainless steel, aluminium and acrylic glass, Modulating Monolith references László Moholy-Nagy’s artwork Light-Space Modulator in 1930. Describing the work as a lighting “device used for demonstrating both plays of light and manifestations of movement’ which “can be used to arrive at countless optical conclusions”. Jackson aims to reconstruct Moholy-Nagy’s concept into a participatory transitional approach of perceiving light and colour which visitors will experience the work through navigating the Walkway.
Born in New Plymouth. Lives and works in Wellington.
Tyler Jackson is a Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara based emerging artist and facilitator at play_ station ARI (artist run initiative). He graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with first class honours from Massey University in 2016. During his study, Jackson was the recipient of the NZ Art Show’s R T Nelson NZ Emerging Artist award. Tyler’s practice explores the idea of seeing light and space and the aesthetic intrinsic relationship between industrial minimalist materiality versus the immateriality of light and colour. Recent projects include: Speed Dating (with Ed Bats), play_station, Wellington, 2018; Between the beach and the lounge, Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, 2018; Traces: the part encodes the whole, [tacit] gallery, Hamilton, 2018; Modulators | Reliefs, Precinct 35, Wellington, 2017 & Light – Space Corridor, play_station, Wellington, 2017.