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

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

  • Not on view

“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.
Medium
3D printed 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
© 2021 Geoffrey Mann
Department
Architecture and Design

Installation views

How we identified these works

In 2018–19, MoMA collaborated with Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project using machine learning to identify artworks in installation photos. That project has concluded, and works are now being identified by MoMA staff.

If you notice an error, please contact us at [email protected].

Licensing

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/circulating-film.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].

Feedback

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].