Light Plane Depth
- Light Sculpture
Dynamic light sculpture with synaesthetic sound. A nine-minute light choreography for three viewers explores the nature of visual perception.
Light Plane Depth makes felt the construction of space from visual stimuli. Volumes appear from nowhere and dissolve again almost imperceptibly, phantom colors emerge, and retinal afterimages haunt the eyes as the visual system adapts to both extreme and just-noticeable transitions. Discrete light spaces are individually controlled, moving through transitions that reveal dramatic interactions between light, space and color.
The sculpture consists of a set of concentric boxes set into a fake wall, each box lit independently with RGB LEDs. A nine minute composition of color and intensity explores the adjustments of the eyes and modulates the viewer's sense of depth. Accompanying sound consisting of sparkling high frequency noise and infrasonic bass synaesthetically reinforces the visual artifacts and induces a sense of delirium. The piece is situated in a darkened room with a treated window, providing a space for reflection.
Vincent de Belleval