James Nizam: Thought Form

Nizam made small incisions into the structure of a house to create this fantastic light installation series. As sunlight pours through the holes and cracks in the walls into a darkened studio space, Nizam directs its movement with the aid of angled mirrors stationed around the room. The light’s movement is furthermore recorded by Nizam’s camera with the use of multiple exposures. In this process, Nizam is able to capture and manipulate sunlight, creating dynamic shapes with light that often appear as large geometric forms. This work straddles different mediums: first as a fleeting installation of light and then as a photograph that documents this sense of temporality. 

This series is currently part of the exhibit James Nizam: Tracing Heavens, on view at Gallery Jones in Vancouver. For more information about Nizam’s work, visit his website here

- Victoria