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.