Radiant is a kinetic ‘mobile’ sculpture in which optical moiré patterns and colour effects appear, due to the precise balance between space, geometrical shapes, movement and light. The spatial installation continuously transforms in shape and colour, and the whole room changes along with it. The 24-hour sequence for the light is based on a day and night rhythm. Colours appear and disappear, and put observation to the test, comparable to the effects of Op Art. The observer is tempted to question his perception. Moiré and interference patterns very often occur on computer screens as an unintentional side effect. By applying undulating lines to the perspex plates the piece transforms this digital phenomenon into a physical experience. This provides an interesting combination of materiality and immateriality.
Made possible through the generous support of The Mondriaan Fund & TENT Rotterdam
Concept: Nicky Assmann, Realisation: Nicky Assmann, Spectro Productions