Since time immemorial, mankind has been fascinated by the natural phenomenon of light. Countless myths from all over the world revolve around such phenomena as rainbows, sea luminescence, the aurora borealis and light nebula. They have served as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for poetry, art and music throughout cultural history.
The illumination project "Light Nebula and Sea Lights" explores the interaction between (light)-art and the natural sciences. It spans the arc from the depths of the sea to the galaxies of outer space. And thus, becomes a bridge between the Senckenberg Society for Natural Research and the Physical Society Frankfurt, in whose former building the Department of Marine Zoology is now located.
Glass light objects inspired by nature cast the exhibits in the Dinosaur Hall of the Senckenberg Museum in a new light, producing light phenomena that are only rarely to be seen in nature, made poetically tangible to the public. The aesthetic perception of the objects with their colorful mirroring and reflections enters into pictorial resonance with our memories of the mythical traditions of our forefathers.
Dorte Sukavi, poet of light and nature, creates objects from filter glass and crystal. She toys with the appearance of pure colors of light. For over 30 years, the polar and marine researcher has been finding her inspiration in works of art and the lights of nature. With the enchantment of sunlight reflected in the atmosphere, in water, in ice crystals, or insect wings, Dorte Sukavi leads us into the living light spaces of a mysterious and mythical world.
The Project is supported from: