16. Hartmann Grid
Leonardo Meigas (Estonia)
Although not visible to our eyes we are continuously exposed to
a wide range of sources of natural radiation that pass over the
Earth. Leonardo Meigas's Hartmann Grid is made up of a network of
luminous flumes that visualise the lines of natural radiation, or
'invisible walls', which surround us. As the colours flow from
north to south and east to west, the light emitted represents how
these channels of energy move over the earth intersecting to form a
Hartmann Grid is directly inspired by a German oncologist, Dr. Ernest Hartmann (1915-1992), who believed that humans who spend a lot of time at the point where the lines on the Earth's electromagnetic grid intersect may be more likely to develop certain diseases.
About the artist
Leonardo Meigas is a product and graphic designer working in his design studio Leonardo Design in Tallinn. Meigas's graphic design, posters, installations and product design have been displayed in numerous exhibitions and fairs across Europe. Meigas's most recent work is an interior design project for the Tallinn City Museum. His largest light installation "AEG" ("Time") was presented in 1999/2000: a steel construction on the central town square of Tallinn and a huge laser clock, mounted into the building of the City Council.
A Lux Scientia commission for Lumiere
Funded by the European Commission Culture Fund