Light installation by robert stadler


Visitors enter the church through a lateral door and first see a scattered group of luminous spheres hovering in the choir. As one approaches the center of the entrance, the spheres form a giant question mark. They become a punctuation mark superposing religious symbols. As one moves through the church, the question mark decomposes. The figure becomes abstracted again in order to echo the figures of hanging cathedral lights. Contrasting the symmetry of the edifice, these luminous suspension points are like a sort of musical notation or holes punctuating the architectural volume. The question (or doubt) is absorbed by the space.

Light installation at Saint-Paul Saint-Louis church / Nuit Blanche Paris 2007

(photo Marc Domage)