VENUS//VENUS

jack be nimble

The planet Venus lights up the vault on the exterior façade of Fischergewölbe. But if we come closer and look inside, we recognize Botticelli’s famous representation of the goddess behind the planet Venus.

Typing Venus into Google yields articles and images of the planet we call Venus. But the name derives from the classical Venus, goddess of love, beauty and fertility.

This concept embraces the contrast between narrative and physical form and the dichotomy of these historically related classes while cautioning the viewer to the weight digitalism has on our learning abilities and the creeping paralysis it can have on doctrines and philosophies.

How is the age of digital information changing our absorption of knowledge? Is it becoming monodimesional, despite, or precisely because, of its abundance? Are we in danger of no longer being able to question? The aim with this concept is to create a surreal experience by juxtaposing a realistic picture of an entity to its ancient story to reconnect the meaning and create a postmodern metaphor for Romance. In the end, the visitor is provoked to synthesize these sources of information to create meaning.

jack be nimble

At the interface of design, technology and space, jack be nimble shapes light, delivering creative and effective lighting solutions. Founded in 2013 in Berlin, the close-knit and multidisciplinary team offers independent advice for lighting, design and innovation throughout the building life cycle. The philosophy is embedded in the name: ‘jack’ represents the client and user, whose needs are the focus; ‘be’ embodies ideas with conviction; and ‘nimble’ captures the flexible approach of the team.


VENUS//VENUS

Lichtkunst Outdoor

  • 12.–15.03.20, 19:30–22:30 Uhr
  • Fischergewölbe, Alte Brücke, 60547 Frankfurt am Main

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