Pattern Recognition: Pillars of Light

Pillars_of_Light siddhartha barnhoorn

Album Cover to Pillars of Light by Siddhartha Barnhoorn (2011)

Here are eight examples of the reoccurring cultural symbol, The Pillar of Light.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)

Lost (2004)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (2010)

Tron Legacy (2010)

This is the End (2013)

 Questions to consider

  • When surreal imagery from a movie appears in the real world, does a loosening of consensus reality’s grip occur?
  • In what ways is the increase in hyperreality altering our imaginal landscapes?

Spectra” by Ryoji Ikeda, London, 2014


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