The Guiding Light

The Guiding Light, 2012

Berglind Hlynsdóttir

Sinopale 4, “Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupted Information”
Curator: Işın Önol

The work is a sound installation made for the antique prison, castle, and fortress of Sinop. The audience is invited to borrow a hand lamp who will talk to them during their walk. The light attempts to create or illuminate visual tools using what is to be seen on the prison grounds, history, stories collected from locals, and other mechanisms to create images, viewing machines, and other contraptions. 

“I am a physical and functional tool but I am also a conceptual construction, even my physicality is a fiction that has traveled through time taking different forms, with the use of different materials and my light lit by different forms of energy.“