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Patrick Ethen
VLVA | Sculptures by Patrick Ethen | Detroit Foundation Hotel in Detroit
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VLVA - Sculptures

Featured In Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, MI

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VLVA is a large-scale architectural light installation which lives at the top floor of the Foundation hotel. This wall of LEDs functions as a backdrop to whatever program is happening in the banquet hall, whether it be a bar or DJ setup. All electronics are visible on the back side, and as people seek out the restrooms behind the piece they discover the analog workings of my art: a quilted, colorful, tech-forward dream aesthetic.

Dimensions: 8' x 8'
6600 LEDs

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Patrick Ethen
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Hand crafted digital light art

Patrick Ethen is a Detroit-based artist and designer who works with light as his primary medium. Exploring the role of handcrafted objects in a digital age, Ethen uses meticulously wired arrays of light to create mesmerizing installations which envelop the viewer in a meditative, immersive aura which feels simultaneously human and artificial. Describing his practice as a sort of "pseudo-spiritual, psychedelic techno-futuristic experience," Ethen's work is a commentary on the role of technology and its influence on society.