Geoffrey Mann. Attracted to Light from the Long Exposure series (Prototype). 2005
Geoffrey Mann

Attracted to Light from the Long Exposure series (Prototype)

2005
On view
Medium
Nylon
Dimensions
10 x 11 3/4 x 13 3/4" (25.4 x 29.8 x 34.9 cm)
Credit
Gift of Marva Griffin-Wilshire
Object number
445.2008
Copyright
© 2015 Geoffrey Mann
Department
Architecture and Design

“Attracted to Light narrates the erratic behavior of a moth upon the stimulus of light,” Mann has explained. The insect’s path through the air is captured using cinematic technology and materialized through rapid prototyping (also called 3D printing). The design is part of Mann’s Long Exposure series, which also features lamps based on the trajectories of a bird in flight, taking off, and landing.

Gallery label from Design and the Elastic Mind, February 24–May 12, 2008

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