Fading Shadows [2016 - 2017]
Fading Shadows is a kinetic light installation by Joris Strijbos and Nicky Assmann which comes forth from their ongoing research project Moiré Studies under which the duo creates installations and performances based on the principles of the moiré effect. The moiré effect is the phenomenon of spatial interferences provoked by the superimposition of two patterns. In this installation the artists tune the phenomena to the limits of human senses and use the effect as a method for composition.
The work Fading Shadows consists of multiple vertical or horizontal static grids placed against a white wall. Several kinetic light machines are placed in front of the grids, each with their own motion, namely “Circular Motion”, “Pendulum Motion” & "Vertical Motion" and thus creating different movements in the visual patterns. The screens are transformed into optical fields of interference showing a choreography of shadow, colour and light.