CATCHLIGHT

Kaleidoscope

kalos, “beautiful, beauty”
eidos, “that which is seen: form, shape”
skopeō, ”to look to, to examine”

hence, “observer of beautiful forms“

CatchLight is designed to capture photons and hold them for an instant, contained in an ephemeral prism of mirrors. They bounce and fragment towards infinity, picking up the colours and shapes of the occupants on its journey before finding a pathway to escape through the viewer’s eyes, or one of the holes through which it entered.

An ever changing explosion of reality is generated through motion, through the changes in the light, and the flow of visitors into the space. An infinite world beyond the surface is made visible, an unknown dimension that light reveals. The result is a mesmerizing echo chamber of light.

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CatchLight is an expansive space for the mind, igniting the imagination. Inspiring creation, rousing enthusiasm; it uses light to create constant shifting frames of reference that straddle the realms of science, psychology and architecture. The physical components of these works (light, earth, timber, metal and plastic) share a central function: fostering a mutual engagement between viewer and environment; each second different from the last.

The aim is to create a dialogue between the participant and the infinite. The reflection of self can go unnoticed in its original context. But by implicating the viewer in the creation of a glimpse into a hidden dimension, I attempt to engage them in a way that is both physically involving and captivating.

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Aetherius: the rhythm of wind

Aetherius: the rythm of wind
Aetherius: the rythm of wind

Vibrations are the very basis of life. Wherever we look in Nature we see self organising and self regulating systems that are in a state of constant vibration, oscillation, undulation and pulsation. Inspiration and expiration of the lungs, systole and diastole of the heart are only two basic examples.

The concept of Aetherius is to translate vibrations into a self organised and self regulated structure. Aetherius makes the participants experience an ephemeral ultra-light architecture in constant movement.

The artwork moves to the rhythm of the wind and becomes a living structure.
It is a visual experience as well as being an interactive experience. As the artwork moves, the participants react to its unpredictable behaviour. Not only Aetheius moves with the windy climatic conditions, but it can also be animated by the particpants.
In summary it is a delicate ephemeral structure that reflects the subtle nature of a vibrating system.