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Capturing Resonance. An installation by Soo Sunny Park, collaboration with Spencer Topel (sound).

Photo credits: Peter Harris.

If visual complexity and the organic sweeps of this installation by Soo Sunny Park are enthralling, then the light quality it produces is simply magical.

This post continues the theme explored in the first post of today concerning the work of Jacob Hashimoto. Like Hashimoto the artist manifests qualities of the space that are not usually seen, in this case the spectrum of light that fills the space. By manifesting these qualities the perception of architecture is affected.

When light falls onto the orthogonal surfaces of the enclosing walls and floors, we also see a projection of the free-form geometry mapped on to those surfaces. We see the installation imperfectly rendered onto a rectilinear surface, vivid but also distorted.

We are familiar with the concept in the projection of maps of the earth onto flat paper, but this work also resonates with the projection of divinity in the form of the stained glass windows in a Gothic cathedral.

The installation also features elements designed by Spencer Topel that include motion sensors connected to sound generators that creating a kind of music when the human presence is detected. The same presence also causes vibration in the installation, the movement of which is amplified in the coloured projections of light onto the walls.

The installation is made from strips of chain link mesh whose apertures are in filled with iridescent acrylic Plexiglass squares, carefully hand cut and sanded.


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