Public Light Artwork installations in Orestaden, Copenhagen during Copenhagen Light Art Festival 2019. Commissioned by Grundejerforeningen Orestad Nord and Orestad Vandlaug. In collaboration with DTU Fotonics and Engelbrecht Construction.
Why can we see complimentary colors with the human eye, that we cannot measure? Artist´s have always found inspiration in Wolfgang von Goethe´s experience oriented colorspectum and western science have in many ways been build upon Isaac Newton, who first proved a colorspectum with sunlight through a glass prism. In a collaborations with DTU Fotonics, art and science comes together and draw inspiration and new dimensions from each other.
In the public light art commission One Prism More Dimensions I wanted to create organic lines Orestaden´s monumental architecture and connections to the water in the canals, the sunlight and the human scale through a series of immersive light art sculptures.
Large, transparent orbs hover over the water in the canals and project slowly turning colorspectrums made entirely from prismatic effect. On the lawn, running through one of the installations, is a large scale graphic painting of lightwaves, that will dissapear over time.
During the exhibition period, there will be two workshops with DIY prism lenses for the participant´s mobilephones, to try out the prismatic effect themselves and learn more about the science behind light with physicist Anders Torseth from DTU Fotonics. The prism holder is designed in collaboration with architect Sara Mesquita.
Photography (picture 1 & 2) : Marcus Frostholm