GEOMETRY by Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves
From 01 february to wednesday 12 september 2012
Light installation Brentford 2012
The installation uses light as a means of communication and is inspired by such communication devices as light houses, military signal lights and the Morse code. The interplay of the different movements of the sculpture create a symbolic language of communication between the sculpture and the viewer
GEOMETRY is a kinetic installation which exploits wind-farm technology to drive two masts which cross on which mirrors are attached. The pre-programmed mirrors turn on a horizontal axis and in so doing create geometrical movement. The reflection of the sky in the mirrored blades and the movement of the sculpture itself create different kinetic effects according to the time of the day and season.
At nightfall the signal is reinforced through projections of laser light from the horizontal mast. Laser lines are projected from the Watermans building onto the horizontal mast and reflected from the surface of the sky. The programming of the movement of the sculpture means that geometrical forms are created and reach into the sky to a height of more than 20 m.
GEOMETRY has been created by the brilliant French artist Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves. The images are © Julien Lanoo