International Light Art Project

Christine Sciulli

Virtual Effusion
Photo: Eberhard Weible


Museum for Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK), An der Rechtschule, 50667 Cologne


Virtual Effusion
2018, 4 channel video, projected onto suspended translucent nylon mesh sculpture, video loop 3Min. unsynchronized, 4 x 9 x 15 m


Catching light has been a lifelong passion of mine. Video projection of light and its manipulation by an array of sculptural projection surfaces has become my primary artistic medium.

In the last decade, my art practice has been focused on the juxtaposition of essential geometry and visceral experience. While lines circles, and arcs are rigid shapes defined by their very specific geometric properties, I use their extension into amorphous projection environments to raise questions regarding “point of view” and personal conviction. The geometric projections unravel as one moves from being in line with the projectors lens. All other viewing angles tell a truth and disguise truth simultaneously.

The materials I choose to shape into sculptural form have a luminous quality and gridded structure, allowing light to be captured by the thread grid and escape through the void of the grid. As the geometric form intersects the deformed grid, it leaves some photons behind in the glowing thread as its remainder extends through space. This mapping results in a figure seemingly completely at odds with its original form, be it a line or a circle, although it is only our perception which defines it as such.


Christine Sciulli
born in Pennsylvania [us]
lives and works in New York [us]

1998 MFA, Combined Media / Installation, Hunter Collage, New York
1995 BFA, Combined Media, Hunter Collage, New York
1990 BA, Architectural Engineering, Penn State University, Pennsylvania


exhibitions (selected)


EVI LICHTUNGEN, Hildesheim [de]
Shirly Fiterman Art Center, New York


ROIL, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York
Push/Pull Passage, LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

2015 Brooklyn Fireproof, New York

Quiet Riot at Duck Creek , Duck Creek Farm, East Hampton, New Yorkl
American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, New York

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