International Light Art Project

Denzel T. Russell

 

töne des blau
Photo: Denzel T. Russell

töne des blau

variable sites (announced shortly)

 

töne des blau is an installation by Denzel T. Russell merging light towers commonly used on constructions sites with different colored gels to highlight forgotten and not commonly known landmarks in Köln. The work draws reference from Russell’s experience growing up in New York where lighting has historically been used as a form of surveillance against people of color and those that reside in low-income communities. Russell pairs the light towers with various shades of blue, abstracting its original oppressive function as they are installed throughout the city.

 

Denzel T. Russell
born 1989 in Brooklyn, New York [us]
lives and works in Cologne [de]

since 2020

Diploma II, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)

2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alfred University, New York [us]

 

exhibitions (selecsted)

2020

Rep Your Set, Galerie Norbert Arns, Köln

2019

April 26, 2018, Keller Lichter (Gold+Beton), Köln
Batoz Ladder, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, New York
How the Other ½ Lived, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, New York

2016

people sometimes, die, Edel Assanti, London [gb]

 

cargocollective.com/dtrussell

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