Lloyd’s Mirror is a commission from the Creative Art Initiative in NY state. The piece was first shown at the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion, Buffalo, New York, US, on the week of February 12 2018.
An interesting presentation of the initial project, including 3d simulations, is available here.
Lloyd’s Mirror is a site specific piece inspired by the house in its structural and formal aspect; the Prairie School with its orthogonal aspect: the importance of horizontality against verticality. By exaggerating a little bit, this would later lead to some sort of minimalism. But this idea is nowadays confronted with more curved and complex forms defying gravity. Progress on materials, computational design and a century of culture changes enhance Frank Lloyd Wright’s style with newer designs. For her Greatbatch Pavilion, the architect Toshiko Mori took the right choice to confront the building with today using glass while keeping the same philosophy. I do the same using intangible light.
Lloyd’s Mirror uses speakers and lights facing each other across the space of the Greatbatch Pavilion. Like many of Pasquet’s works, the installation will evolve over time and visitors are encouraged to come back to see how it changes.