Lumen & Lux
Daniel Schlaepfer
Vernissage le jeudi 1 décembre 2011
Ouverture du 2 décembre au 14 janvier 2012
With Libero Zuppiroli and the Optoelectronics of Molecular Materials Lab, EPFL

Visites guidées de l'exposition avec le Professeur Libero Zuppiroli et Daniel Schlapfer :
Jeudi 8 décembre 2011 à 17h
Mardi 20 décembre 2011 à 17h30
Vendredi 6 janvier 2012 à 17h

Daniel Schlaepfer has been collaborating for several years with Libero Zuppiroli, professor at EPFL and the author of two treatises on light and colour. Their mutual fascination for light and colour led Schlaepfer, an artist, and Zuppiroli, a scientist, to experiment in their own way with light in the hope of discovering its many subtleties. Their work has led them to realise that artificial light does not provide an adequate solution for those who wish for more poetic and playful lighting.

Goethe understood that the eye is an organ built by solar light and for light. For millennia, men have adapted and become used to round, thermal light sources – like the sun, or fire, candles or incandescent lighting – which are smoother and soothing to the eye. The question of relaxing the eye is not one taken into account by new scientific developments.

For the exhibition Lumen & Lux at the Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Daniel Schlaepfer deconstructs fluorescent lights in order to appropriate himself of them more easily. He finds inspiration in the great masters of light, such as James Turrell, miniaturising the installations in order to give more of a body to the light. Following on from the counsel of the physicist Richard Feynman, Daniel Schlaepfer creates light that is also brown, copper-green, or blue-grey, a whole palette of light-colours that do not exist in Newton’s spectrum. Reminding us of Delacroix or Monet, Schlaepfer is interested in the colour of shadows, which he reveals in an intimate and definitely surprising sequence.

The materials used in the exhibition have been tested and prepared at the Laboratory of Optoelecronics of Molecular Materials (LOMM) of the EPFL. Lucy Mackintosh is delighted to present Lumen & Lux with Daniel Schlaepfer, who will be exhibiting in a gallery in Lausanne for the first time in twenty years.
Show overview

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Stephen Felmingham
touching: clear

Michael Ashcroft
All The Rest Of The
Things In The World

Abbas Kiarostami
Pariyoush Ganji

You know I can't
I can't stop my brain


Julius Baer Art Talks
by Sarah Thornton

Li Zhenhua

Maurice Schobinger

Lumen & Lux

The Tenth Sentiment

Where Stands History

La Lumière d'Héphaïstos
au Château d'Aubonne

Jane Marsching Ice Out
Lalie Schewadron
Under The Bridge

Repons. EPFL
Rolex Learning

Art Dubai
Charlie Koolhaas
Michael Ashcroft
Camille Zakharia

Madelon Vriesendorp
EPFL Rolex Learning

People Don’t Do
Such Things!

Les Urbaines Festival
Doris Lasch
& Ursula Ponn

"Room for Thought"
Madelon Vriesendorp & Charlie Koolhaas

Welcome to Colorful

Back Yard, concept
by Veronika Spierenburg

"Stalingrad Volgograd Series"
Maurice Schobinger

"Sweet Alpine"
Michael Aschroft

Love With
Unconfined Wings

"Duplicate Array: Objects/Buildings/Plans"
FAT, Fashion Architecture Taste

eArts Beyond
art fair Shanghai

Tomoko Yoneda
Gauri Gill

Grands Paysages
Wide European Landscapes

Offspring /

"Home 2"
Olaf Breuning


"Functional Escape"
Ingrid Hora
"Mix Media"
Lukas Wassmann

Working Space II

"Whistling Dixie"
Are You Meaning Company
Peter Liversidge

"Home Alone"
Juan Bolivar

"Everything Material
Something Immaterial"

"Everyone has his day
and some days last
longer than others"
Naofumi Maruyama & Francisco Sierra

Ensemble Babel

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"Eau Sauvage" part II
Fieldgate, London

"Knochen Regen"
Sandrine Pelletier
Lauris Paulus

Justin Hibbs

"The Return of the
Seven Samurai"
Grizedale Arts

Ryota Kuwakubo & Reico Yamaguchi

"When Life Began"
Michael Ashcroft

"To Infinity,
and Beyond!"

Group show

"Can Buildings Curate"

Eau Sauvage

Ayumi Minemura
Are You Meaning Company

"Erscheinungsformen des zweidimensionales Raumes und deren Umstände"

"Studies for the Consumption"
Ryota Kuwakubo & Reico Yamaguchi

10 puissance 24

"What Birds See"
Christian Vetter

"Bee Vessel Wax Wave"
Stephen Felmingham

News From Nowhere

An evening's event
Décosterd & Rahm

Alexandre Hollan And Also The Trees

"Qaqortok - Niseko"
Joel Tettamanti

"BD Origin"
Büro Destruct