German plastic artist Evi Keller’s work questions the cosmic principle of matter transformed through light. The imprint of a moment (captured in sculpture, painting, photograph, video, soundscapes, and performance) reveals a process of substantiation which incarnates and progressively transforms itself through installations that the artist refers to as “transition areas”.
Her progression through these areas led the artist to create her Anthropocene era-inspired works, Matière-Lumière. Made from star-born carbon, an essential element of all living matter and continually recycled by man, these works are energised and transformed through absorption, transmission, and reflection to become matter that changes throughout its interaction with the spectator. Through this alchemical process, Keller transforms the memory of hundreds of millions of years into works of art.
This unique piece, dominated by grey and silver tones, is cunningly illuminated with subtle, moving plays of light, specially designed by Keller for the Domain’s Bee Barn.
The viewer finds himself confronted with the result of this quasi-alchemical transmutation, a fascinating transformation of matter from the depths of the earth into a mysterious and delicate matrix.