2003 AMERICAS SOCIETY INSTALLATION PUERTO RICAN LIGHT BY JENNIFER ALLORA AND GUILLERMO CALZADILLA
Puerto Rican Light consisted of capturing and storing solar energy in a battery bank especially designed to provide the proper voltage to light Puerto Rican Light (to Jeanie Blake), a 1965 sculpture by artist Dan Flavin. During the month of April, the battery bank, which was connected to solar panels, was located in the gardens of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico in San Juan. Once full of solar energy, the battery bank was shipped to Americas Society, where it was connected to Flavin’s fluorescent light sculpture. The battery bank supplied enough energy to light Flavin’s sculpture throughout the exhibition.
Photos: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla. Puerto-Rican Light. 1998-2003. Battery bank containing batteries, solar panels, inverter.