Chris Levine’s ephemeral installation uses an RGB 10W-scanning laser, shot through a cluster of Swarovski crystals whose precision-cut facets multiply and refract light around the church to create an ever-changing phantasm in the shape of an angel. The celestial focus is rendered through technology but its reach is distinctly numinous. Levine’s metaphysical intent is to draw the audience into the present and engage with their own inner presence, with the installation as mirror.
Commenting on his ambition for the project, Levine said: “Through the experience of pure single wavelength light, ‘Angel Presence’ will take us powerfully into the Now – creating a state of heightened awareness, recalibrating and harmonizing us with reality as it really is.”
Angel Presence is open during the Frieze Art Fair, and marks Swarovski and Levine’s 10 year collaboration, beginning with Levine’s installation with David Collins at the Salone de Mobile 2004, Satellite. Chris Levine has received national and international acclaim for his pioneering work with light, and his adaptation of both technology and art form to create evocative, metaphysical installations that move beyond the five senses and into total experience. Angel Presence is on display at the Danish Church until October 17th, 2015.