Kayoubi – Fire day, seemed the perfect tittle for Waldemeyer’s latest collaboration, an installation of animated lamps, with DAMN and Alcantara at IMM Cologne 2016.
Dominating the venue at Kunsthaus Rhenania Waldemeyer created a circular Zen space entirely of Alcantara. Imposing black on the outside with graduating circular punctures that give small glimpses and flashes of light.
Stepping through to the inner circle becomes a multi faceted experience with hanging lamps scattered throughout the metallic gold space. The lamps intelligently use the strength of the Alcantara and fall organically into natural shapes. Each of the lamps are programmed with light animations of bright reds and rich yellows that catch the gold foil on the outer of the lamps while also adding flickers of light play on the floor below.
Moritz chose the name “Kayoubi” for the tittle to honour Alcantara’s Japanese heritage, and also the translation of “Fire Day” fits perfectly with the mixture of gold Alcantara, Red and yellow light and also references the slightly kawaii influence of the lamps shape.
Kayoubi was presented alongside of works by Anton Alvarez, Formafantasma and Henrik Vibskov as part of “Touching Tales. The Alcantara Experience” at IMM Cologne 2016.
Thanks to the DAMN team for making the collaboration possible.