In “Spatial Variations”, a slowly undulating metal ball ticks along its defined course, while throwing light and shadows on the surrounding space, almost as if the light is alive and breathing.
“Length Variations” plays with a moving light source as it passes through a concave structure, catching and reflecting the light in a brilliant flash, similar to a signal from a lighthouse.
And finally, “Circular Variations” is an illuminated ring phasing in and out as a pendulum rocks steadily from one side to the other, images of rings around planetary orbs come to mind.
“Sphérolithe”, in contrast, sees the former photographer moving away from the continuous movement of the pendulum, rather letting light emanating from a stationary point speak for itself. The light pulsates like the throbbing of a heartbeat: consistent, calm, calculated.
About this exhibition, Bénéteau says, “... the notions of time, space and impalpable forces are present,” as the artist explores the cyclical nature of light moving across and through objects.
His hope is that people viewing his work don’t get too caught up in the details and technique, but are rather able to observe the abstract nature of his work and the unique effect that his light sculptures create.
Spatial Variations, Circular Variations and Sphérolithe are each a limited edition of three pieces. Length Variations is a limited edition of seven pieces.