Artist: Kit Webster (Australia)
AXIOM breaks conventions by combining light, music, geometrics, animation and space to blur the distinction between what is 'illumination' and what is ‘form’, leading the observer to reconsider their perceptions of virtual and physical space.
Utilising cutting-edge event technologies and construction techniques in abstract and unorthodox ways, this large-scale edifice of light is designed in an abstract archway configuration. This acts as a canvas for a sequence of custom animations and lighting movements that are specifically designed to follow the contours of the sculptural form.
The work is further enhanced by an evolving synaesthetic rhythmic soundscape – where stimulation of one sense leads to a response in another – that pulses in and out of phase with a hypnotic meditative overtone, paced to the movements of light.
Standing in front of the work, viewers can see the animation interacting with the structure; however, they are also invited to wander through the sculpture to gain alternative perspectives and appreciate the distinction between the exterior aesthetic and the interior sensory experience.
Country represented by installation: Australia