Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions: Matter and Light was a series of artist talks at the V&A exploring light and matter.
In the first of the series, Liliane Lijn discusses the ideas and methodology behind her work. Lijn was born in New York and studied archaeology at the Sorbonne and Art History at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris (1958). Living in New York between 1961 and 1963, experimenting with fire and acids and working with light, poetry, movement and liquids, she rapidly established herself as a leading kinetic artist through many international exhibitions.
She has featured in numerous group exhibitions in Britain, Europe and Japan, and is represented in important public and private collections in Britain, France, Australia and the United States.
Curated by Keith Whittle with special thanks to the artist and Irini Mirena Papadimitriou, and the team at V&A
Image: Ruins of Kasch from Stardust Ruins series 2008
Copyright and courtesy of the artist