A reflection on the fragile balance of utopia, mischer'traxler's kinetic light sculpture, ‘LeveL’, was poised to unsteady itself at the slightest movement.

When the mobile was perfectly still, the lights were at their brightest, illuminating the room fully. As visitors entered and moved around the space, their breath and the drafts of air created made the rods tilt and the LEDs dim, setting the mobile out of balance. The delicate and ever-changing sculpture reflected on the precariousness of the utopian ideal, and its potential to unravel when subjected to the reality of everyday life.

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Photography: Ed Reeve


Administering Body:

Austria Design Net

Design Team:

mischer'traxler studio


Thomas Geisler / MAK Vienna

Supporting Bodies:

Federal Chancellery of Austria — Arts and Culture

Advantage Austria

Austrian Cultural Forum London

2016 Exhibitors