Jenny Holzer - Amber Truisms Living and Blue Laments Arno
Seven semi-circular LED (light emitting diode) curves display excerpts from Jenny Holzer’s text series Truisms, Living, Blue, Laments and Arno.
Holzer's works reminds us of the traps we fall in as the scrolling texts on the displays describe the frailties of human nature that contribute to the construction of the progress trap.
Holzer uses language as a medium to convey messages; the short sentences of her texts express beliefs and biases and remind us that truth is relative. external link
Credits photo: Jenny Holzer, Amber Truisms Living and Blue Laments Arno, 2008Text: Selections from Truisms (1977-79) and Living, 1980-82; Selections from Laments (1989) and Arno (1996). Semi-circular electronic LED signs with amber and blue diodes. Installation view Schellmann Sprüth Magers. © Jenny Holzer / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, 2014 / PICTORIGHT Amsterdam Courtesy Sprüth Magery Berlin London