From Kolker's web site: http://paulkolker.com/about/
"In the 1980s Kolker began making light sculptures using one-way mirror and LED message screens, reflecting ad infinitum."
To me it's like electronic Malevich. He takes very simple geometric shapes and using just 6 mirrors per thin box creates a theoretical view of infinity. Or, you could even say he gives you a visceral sense of infinity. The endless repetition of the basic image creates a three dimensional structure that perpetuates itself endlessly until the repetition is lost to our vision. Infinity then becomes something lacking light and structure. His work gives you a sense of beauty and a type of vertigo at the same time.
It's better to look into one of Kolker's boxes yourself, since a camera cannot capture the sense of depth and space Kolker's lights and mirrors create. Nevertheless, my friend Eunyoung Oh did a great job taking these photos.
Looking into one of Kolker's boxes gives you the sense you are looking into a dark and endless electronically created tunnel.