Private Light

Private Light

Philips Museum

The work of art Private Light focuses on the history of the former light bulb factory and its surroundings. Once this factory was the highest point of Eindhoven. You’ll experience the public space and its hidden consumers all over again. With a quiet gesture, the work of art pulls the factory out of its shadows and, for a brief moment, the city becomes intimate: Private Light.

Light – natural as well as artificial – plays a key role in Titia Ex’s works. The medium light is iconic in that, by using light, Ex manipulates the mood and experience of any space. Her light artworks are rarely individual pieces as, most of the time, they get meaning by engaging in dialogue with the environment. For example, by addressing the history of a location or by playing with the spectator’s perspective.

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About the artist

Titia Ex

Titia Ex is a Dutch artist who makes monumental light installations and works of film. Her artwork is seen as conceptual and has been displayed in both public spaces and buildings, such as the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. That is also her hometown At the beginning of her career, Titia Ex was more focused on film and photography, but now she experiments with light in the broadest sense. With natural and artificial light, with different light sources, predominantly neon and LED and with different materials. Art, light and public spaces are Titia Ex’s playing fields. She sees public spaces as living organisms. The history of the location is important to her, as is the use of the space and its rhythm. Because an ever-changing environment can have a huge impact on human behaviour. Light plays an essential role in this. She uses light to create installations on the cutting edge of art, science and technology, in hospitals, squares, museums or festivals, at home and abroad. She also gives light-sensitive tours and guest lectures, including recently at the TU Delft and the HKU Utrecht.

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