25 m height, 6 m diameter (sphere)
The 25m-tall structure comes to life as the day begins to get dark. With a meteorite positioned at its center, Chris Levine’s artwork is configured to ley lines over the landscape of Wadi Hanifa, while external laser scanners synchronize with the planet’s rotation. The sphere emits sound signals on the solfeggio scale, modulating frequencies that can affect your bio-electric state, by being in correspondence with sacred geometry and the body’s chakras. While previously exhibited, Levine enhanced Molecule of Light for Noor Riyadh, incorporating a triangulated speaker system and a site-specific laser program that interacts with the desert’s open space topography. Levine’s work pushes the boundaries of art and sound, engaging both the site and the viewer in a multisensory experience that transcends mere perception and delves into our very core. The artist seeks to guide visitors into a transient meditative state that evokes optimism and calmness, fostering feelings of joy and happiness through the interplay of sound and light.
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Presented by RCRC and Riyadh Art