'parkenlicht' by ami drach and dov ganchrow
'parkenlicht' by ami drach and dov ganchrow 'parkenlicht' by ami drach and dov ganchrow
aug 17, 2008

'parkenlicht' by ami drach and dov ganchrow

installation view of ‘parkenlicht’ by ami drach and dov ganchrow

parkenlicht: a lighting design exhibition
at: the artist house gallery, tel-aviv
from: on now until august 25th

the design team of ami drach and dov ganchrow have worked in a range of design fields such as museum exhibitions, furniture and lighting initiating collaboration between professionals from other disciplines including engineering, curatorial practices, craftsmen and artists. this exposure to new technologies, materials, ideas, context and attitudes lay out the platform for new design directions with several projects resulting in ‘ready-made’ objects. their newest piece ‘parkenlicht’ is a lighting design journey which incorporates used automobile car head lights.

‘today, headlights are designed as integral to automobile morphology, positioned on the sides of the vehicle’s front,
as if eyes, a testimonial memory of the lanterns used to define the width of a horse-drawn carriage negotiating
a dark road. an intriguing object in its own right, the headlight embodies achievements in design and engineering,
integrating mechanics, electronics and optics with multiple materials and colors into myriad shapes and surfaces.

our fascination with the headlight began when holding such an object, sans car to distract our attention, its complexity and volume revealed as an iceberg emerging from the deep. when transferring the headlight from its rich natural surroundings to the indoors, we felt compelled to let its personal characteristics lead to a new stand-alone object. the components of this object were reworked with one eye on typologies from the lighting design field, the other on the road.’ – AD and DG

installation view of ‘parkenlicht’

installation view of ‘parkenlicht’ detail of ‘parkenlicht’

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detail of ‘parkenlicht’

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