Roel van Timmeren - This is not a Lamp - Original sculpture

Roel van Timmeren - This is not a Lamp - Original sculpture

Wooden sculpture - Original - 2003


Artist: Roel van Timmeren
Title of artwork: This is not a Lamp
Technique: Wooden sculpture
Year: 2003
Period: 2000-2009
Edition: Original
Condition: Good
Total dimensions: 150×95×710 cm
Sold with frame: No



Sculpture of wood, polystyrene glass and plastic. A wooden replica of the German Biber, a one-man submarine from World War II. The sculpture was painted with phosphor paint, which makes it glow in the dark and which gives an unreal, fairy-tale effect.
"This is not a lamp" was exhibited in The Dutch Bank in Amsterdam and in Arti et Amicitae in Amsterdam.


Assignment in the context of a manifestation about black inventors.

Lewis Latimer co-invented the lightbulb and was chosen as occasion for the installation. A timer switched the lights on and off every three minutes. Due to the phosphorized paint, the submarine was glowing in the dark. 




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