Take hold lightly, let go lightly

Pavitra Wickramasinghe


In this kinetic installation, the lighting animates paper planes carefully crafted by the artist.

They have been engraved with a laser, resulting in lace like objects letting light through. The artist thus gives shape to light, and in the dark, puts the viewer at the heart of the installation. A simple, light and poetical artwork.

Take hold lightly, let go lightly, Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Biennale of Digital Imagination 2018 © G. L’Heureux

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Pavitra Wickramasinghe (CAN)

Pavitra Wickramasinghe is an artist living and working in Montreal. She works with different mediums and is interested in the conventions of gaze and in new ways of perceiving the moving image. Her current work explores travel, the fluidity of places, and memory. She uses light and shadow as extensions of the projected image to create installations whereby the beholder occupies a cinematographic space within the work, rather than looking at it from the outside.

Credits & mentions

Electronics and mechanics by Jonathan Villeneuve and Pierre Gaudet
With the support of CALQ