DATA TO LIGHT, 2021
The light art installation DATA TO LIGHT by the artist Florian Mehnert takes on the challenge of making the invisible work of data protection visible. The walk-through light art installation unfolds over two floors and visualizes the diverse tasks of the employees of the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. Starting in each of the workrooms, a colored LED strip runs along the walls of the corridors to unite in an impressive luminous vortex of light in the architecturally central place where all the corridors meet. DATA TO LIGHT recalls the persistence of data flows on the Internet. Even if the individual believes he or she can temporarily escape, the data streams and information on the Internet continue to run permanently. The light art installation creates a platform for debate and discussion about data protection and freedom of information.
DATA TO LIGHT, permanent light art installation, Lautenschlagerstr.20, 3rd + 4th floor, Stuttgart