Three mechanically driven pop-up objects hang above the pool, in a continuous motion but unpredictable timeframe transforming from 2D to 3D, powered by engines and timers. Their inner shapes and materials reflect kaleidoscopic patterns of color on the walls, water surface, ceramics and ceilings, when folding open. At this point the light hits the inner structure of the objects and reflect a new layer that will appear and disappear in a continuous but ever changing cycle. Hence this kaleidoscopic effect does not have a fixed projection screen or a strict mechanism of lenses, but is in constant change, and in relation with all parts of the whole, which will influence the angles of light, the shape of the projection surfaces, colors, etc. Therefore the audience is invited to understand light, time, the environment and its parts, not as separate things with primarily intrinsic qualities, but as elements which are constantly morphing, mutating and in dialogue.
Developed for the exhibition The Inside Out, The Outside In. With this show we present three works which are interacting, moving, changing, and creating through their interaction one heterogeneous piece, combining a large shallow saltwater basin (Mirko Lazovic), mechanically driven pop-up objects (Merel Noorlander) and several clay sculptures (Ana Oosting) which gradually become encrusted by a layer of salt.
Media type: Installation, pop-ups
Location and host: Quartair Contemporary Art Initiative, Toussaintkade 55, The Hague