This website requires JavaScript, please enable javascript or update your browser.

Pelle Schilling

Proximity Music

10, 11, 12 September

Incandescence Rain (2018)

Incandescence Rain is an immersive installation in which beauty meets danger. A ceiling containing 25 angle grinders create a shower of sparks under which the visitor is invited to walk wearing special protective equipment. 

Incandescence looks at the beauty that can be found in the metal workshop. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve been running around the workshop of my father’s interior construction company. As a little boy, standing on the stairs, I watched the welders at their work with wide eyes, amazed at the spectacle. As I got older I transitioned from spectator to participant. My primary focus shifted to the functionality of the machines, so much so I forgot about the initial draw. Now for this project, I’ve taken this beauty out of the context of the workshop so I can be amazed again and share this with others”.

Pelle Schilling is a young artist from Amsterdam who works with natural phenomena, chaotic processes and large machines, creating experiences that are both delicate and threatening.