Rosalie Light Art

Rosalie Light Art

The Universal Theater of Light

Rosalie Light Art features Rosalie’s light-art projects, revealing how each piece was conceived and then constructed.



Title Information

Edited by Peter Weibel. Essays by Peter Weibel, Rosalie, Armin Köhler, Wolfgang Hofer, Michael Mertin, and Jörn Müller-Quade

1st edition

, 2010

Text English and German


448 pages, 325 color illustrations, 1 DVD

26.5 x 32 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-308-4

In cooperation with ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe


The work of German artist and stage designer Rosalie (*1953) is marked by an innovative transgression of limits. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums across Germany and has been featured in several international art fairs, such as Art Basel, Art Cologne, and Art Frankfurt. In addition, Rosalie has gained particular recognition with opera and theater audiences for her stage and costume designs. She has collaborated with a number of acclaimed directors, choreographers, and conductors, including Giuseppe Sinopoli, Hans Hollmann, James Levine, Alfred Kirchner, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Spoerli, Uwe Scholz, and John Cranko.

But in recent years Rosalie has made use of new and innovative technologies and materials to create large, kinetic light sculptures, or as she calls them, “new universes of light.” Rosalie Light Art presents several of these light-art projects, revealing in steps how each piece was conceived and then constructed. Accompanying the three hundred and fifty color illustrations are a DVD and essays by authors in physics and musicology exploring the relationships between science and art. Rosalie Light Art will captivate fans of contemporary art.

Authors & Editors

Wolfgang Hofer

Armin Köhler

Michael Mertin

Jörn Müller-Quade


Peter Weibel