Liliane Lijn : Light and Memory

Liliane Lijn : Light and Memory

(In association with Rocca di Umbertide Centro per l'Arte Contempranea)
  1. With contributions by Alessandro Vestrelli
  2. Enrico Mascelloni
  • ISBN 9780500976203
  • 28.50 x 23.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 96pp
  • 124 Illustrations, 117 in colour
  • First published 2002

‘It is the business of art to find the
patterns in the noise’
– Liliane Lijn

The exuberant diversity of form of Liliane Lijn’s work has both excited and perplexed the art and science worlds since she burst onto London’s art scene in the mid-1960s.

One of the pioneers of the transformation of scientific thought into art, Liliane Lijn traverses the regions of light, sound, movement, text, performance art, video art and objects.

Her explorations have included the early light sculptures and 'Poem Machines' of the 1960s, through artists’ books such as Crossing Map (1983), her performing Goddesses (exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1986), large-scale public sculptures such as the controversial Earth Sea Light Koan (1997) on the Isle of Wight, and the intimacy and power of her recent work.

This book, accompanied the exhibition ‘Liliane Lijn: Light and Memory’ at the Rocca di Umbertide in Italy.

The distinguished curators and writers Hilary Spurling, Enrico Mascelloni, Alessandro Vestrelli and Lara-Vinca Masini each contribute essays discussing the different facets of Lijn’s work, while the email exchange between the artist and the critic/curator Guy Brett is an intimate and frank dialogue about her ideas.

See Liliane Lijn's own website