Simón Aurel Schwarz has elevated the inspirational play with light to an art form. Most of the time, the room itself is his source of ideas. After having obtained a degree as an environmental scientist, he completed a second course of studies at Zurich University of the Arts and has since been exploring the essence of spaces, using existing materials to create new impressions for the senses. In many cases it only takes a projector, some other source of lighting, or a self-made lamp design: “It’s amazing how little it takes to completely transform a room”, the resourceful artist explains. For him, light serves as an immaterial building material that lets him merge various elements into a sensory work of art. Other sources of inspiration for this artist from Lucerne are journeys and nature walks: “It’s fascinating to watch how light creates a completely new atmosphere during the transition from summer to autumn”, the artist explains.
What was it like behind the scenes during the creative process of making our video? Our new image video was shot in the versatile company building at Safenwil together with the artist Simón Aurel Schwarz. The only prop required was the AROA, a newly developed tool that cuts through darkness in light-sabre fashion, imbuing it with its very own atmosphere.