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The Sphere 3D Spectrum by Clifton Mahangoe World Tour Venue: Giardini Marinaressa, Venice, Italy Personal Structures 2019 accompanying the 58th VENICE BIENNALE ARTE Exhibition period: 11 May – 24 November 2019

Clifton Mahangoe
The Sphere 3D Spectrum 2019
Light sculpture – Film and Animation
2,40 m diameter
Fiberglass globe, projections
Duration of the Film: 45 min
Edition of 1/8

We are pleased to announce our support of the WORLD TOUR by the Dutch light artist CLIFTON MAHANGOE. After its great success in the Westerpark Amsterdam in 2017 the travelling interactive light sculpture The Sphere 3D Spectrum is going to enlighten Venice for the first time accompanying the 58th Venice Biennale Arte 2019, before it will travel further around the globe.

The European Cultural Centre presents a group exhibition Personal Structures, in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the center of Venice -Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora- and the Giardini Marinaressa. This year Personal Structures coincides with the launch of the 58. Venice Biennale Arte and features more than 200 internationally established artists from over 40 countries who work in different genres, such as video, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photography and installations. Giardini Marinaressa, where Clifton Mahangoe exhibits for the first time in Venice his brand new site-specific media work The Sphere 3D Spectrum (2019), is situated in just 10 min walking distance from the main venues of the Venice Biennale Arte, Giardini and Arsenale. You are welcome to visit this beautiful park and see the fascinating video and light installation captured in a three-dimensional 2,40 m fibreglass globe, which was specially created for the exhibition Personal Structures. 360-degree preview of the exhibition location

Clifton Mahangoe’s body of work consists of installations in which he accentuates great attention for stillness. The artist has a deep interest in spirituality, energies and the meditative effect of natural phenomena. Another key importance in Mahangoe’s work is the circle, as the symbol of infinity: the line without beginning or end. Through his works, he mediates the healing effect of nature, in particular, water. His installations often depict intertwined images of running water, reflections, shadows and stars, and intend to have a mesmerizing and soothing effect on the viewer. In The Sphere 3D Spectrum, he masterfully applies technology to create a meditative experience for the audience. The response by the viewer is also an integral part of the work. Clifton Mahangoe wishes to capture people’s attention, bring them together, contribute to their awareness about life on this planet and let them feel the authority over their surroundings.

The light artwork The Sphere 3D Spectrum brings stillness to the city: a moment of wonder and connection with each other. In the work, two opposites come together as harmonious partners. They form perfect circles surrounded by vibrations and spirals. In the projections, abstract dots and lines, images of sunlight, water reflections and swirling flocks of birds alternate.