Félicie d’ESTIENNE d’ORVES
2016│acier, led, electronic, programmation｜113 × 4 × 2.5 cm
The Light Standard series reintroduces the idea of cosmic time linked to natural cycles as a reference system. The variable amplitude of each light standard follows in real-time the distance between us and each planet of the solar system. On the length of one meter, the light of this benchmark reproduces this duration which evolves over the year, while following the true position of the planets, as given by the NASA predictions. The constant oscillations of each light standard seem to free themselves from a fragmented metric time scale, changing instant thinking into longterm perception.