Colorado Springs, CO
As a child, the book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke ignited Munro’s imagination about all things ‘space,’ but it was Stanley Kubrick’s film interpretation of the novel that presented for him a new perspective on the world. The subtlety of Kubrick’s interpretation of a man-made machine surpassing the intelligence of its human makers was a concept Munro found both chilling and humorous.
Munro’s work creates a visual abstraction of the chess game between the spaceship supercomputer HAL 9000 and the astronaut Dr. Frank Poole. 30 chess boards inlaid with colored Formica, are positioned in a linear formation tracking the moves made in the chess game. A discrete audio soundtrack chimes (like a ‘chess clock’ timer) signifying a move has been made by a player.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Light features stunning images from many of artist Bruce Munro's light-based installations. Some glow with soft pulses of color. One flashes like a lightning storm. Others simply emanate beautiful, shimmering light. Bruce Munro s imaginative and innovative installations create a captivating evening experience for visitors to his Light exhibitions around the world. This book includes a beautiful collection of photographs from his exhibitions in the UK and USA, along with an essay from renowned art critic Dr. Richard Cork and statements by the artist.