Gravitational Grid by interdisciplinary ensemble REELIZE.STUDIO explores the phenomenon of gravity as a governing force that binds existence throughout...
Light-ctrl / Krasang / Mark Douglas Williams
Gravitational Grid by interdisciplinary ensemble REELIZE.STUDIO explores the phenomenon of gravity as a governing force that binds existence throughout the universe. Gravity affects all things with mass or energy and brings them toward one another. It is responsible for the birth of galaxies and the perceptual relativity of time and space. Time dilation is a distinct effect of gravity’s density, whose mass can affect space, bending photons’ path and altering light’s perceived speed. While this occurrence is impossible to witness with human sensory perception, the sculpture’s design acts as a device that unveils the intricacy of gravity’s effect on light and its pervasive interconnection between all forms.
The force of gravitational mass is often illustrated using a grid enclosing a sphere-like object. REELIZE.STUDIO builds on this visual language, reconstructing the convention in three dimensions. The central metallic sphere reflects the lights internally mounted to the grid, creating a mesmerising optical illusion that aims to mirror the effect of light bending in a gravitational field. This monumental interactive sculpture uses multi-sensory mechanics to generate a continuum of morphing suites of light, sound, and spatial choreography. Together they outline an evolving narrative that abstractly reflects stars’ life cycles.
Light, sound, structure and the spaces they create have always played a key role in humankind’s rituals in which we seek meaning, insight and transcendence. In response to the recent events that distanced our social body and separated the globe, this work is a monument to the importance of communal experience. Gravitational Grid hopes to inspire an atmosphere of ceremony and reignite our collective imagination to reawaken our shared bonds, bringing us together again, just like gravity.
Country represented by installation: Australia