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|
|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.