To combat the winter blues, Scout London suggests a trip to Parasolstice – Winter Light, an exhibition devoted to outdoor sculptural projects addressing the phenomenon of light.
The works will be exhibited throughout the winter months in the Parasol Unit Foundation‘s outdoor space, which will be open to the public free of charge. When invited to collaborate on the first project, American artist James Yamada created a dramatic installation entitled The summer shelter retreats darkly among the trees one of highlights of the exhibition which aims to fight Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
James Yamada’s work is characterised by ingenious constructions that create encounters between nature and technology. The aluminium structure of Yamada’s installation both shelters visitors from bad weather and offers them some privacy. Integrated into its rooftop are various light elements at 10,000 lux, which is the sunlight-mimicking intensity referred to as ‘full spectrum light’. This is the light commonly used in light therapy to treat the symptoms of SAD. The focus of the work is to involve visitors in an uplifting and insightful experience during the darkest months of the year.
Parasolstice – Winter Light 2011
22 November 2011 – 18 March 2012
Parasol Unit Foundation For Contemporary Art
14 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW
Underground: Angel/Old Street
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10.00–18.00, Sunday: 12.00–17.00
Free Admission: The exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council England