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 and ZERO Art. The observer is tempted to question its perception. Moiré and interference patterns very often occur on computer screens as an unintentional side effect. By applying undulating lines to the perspex plates, Assmann tries to transform this digital phenomenon into a physical experience. This provides an interesting combination of materiality and immateriality.
material: perspex plates, plastic films, engines, motor and light controllers, theatre spots, LED lighting, kinetic sequence, dimensions variable
Commissioned by TENT Rotterdam / in opdracht van TENT Rotterdam.
Made possible through the generous support of The Mondriaan Fund & TENT Rotterdam
Concept: Nicky Assmann, Realisation: Nicky Assmann, Spectro Productions