Fading Shadows - white light [2016 - ongoing]
Fading Shadows is the project name under which Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos create kinetic light installations based on the principles of the moiré effect. In their ongoing research the qualities of moiré patterns are investigated in an analogue manner using moving light sources and static grids.
The moiré effect is the phenomenon of spatial interferences provoked by the superimposition of two patterns. In this installation the artists tune the phenomenon to the limits of human perception and use the effect as a method for composition.
A horizontal static grid is placed against a white background and a kinetic light machine is positioned in front of the grid. The light machine has a circular motion. Depending on the distance of the viewer different field of depths in the visual patterns appear. The screen is transformed into an optical field of interference, showing a hallucinatory choreography of shadow and stroboscopic light.