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Gustav Metzger

Born 1926 in Nuremberg (Germany),
died 2017 in London (United Kingdom)

Supportive, acquired by macLYON in 2012, is the artist’s largest liquid-crystal installation. Using seven projectors, Metzger devised a system comprising a 28 metres long light wall, which immerses the spectator in a choreography of images, lights and colours, orchestrated in a 20-minute cycle. Creating a rhythm equivalent to the ebb and flow of a tsunami’s waves – the Japanese disaster heavily influenced the work’s conception –, the moving images elicit synchronous perception in the spectator.

Gustav Metzger, Supportive, 1966-2011. Collection macLYON © Blaise Adilon