Fading Shadows - white light
Fading Shadows - white light
Fading Shadows - white light

Fading Shadows - white light [2016 - ongoing]

'Fading Shadows' is a kinetic light installation by Joris Strijbos and Nicky Assmann which is the result of their ongoing research project Moiré Studies since 2013, under which the duo creates installations and performances based on grids, kinetic light and 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 phenomenon to the limits of human perception and use the effect as a method for composition.

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.