Artists: Stephanie Shehata and Erin Slaviero
Kaleidoscope creates portals of infinite space by manipulating perspective with light and mirrors, merging the ideas of an infinity mirror and an infinity room. The viewer is taken on a journey through a never-ending space in which the deepness of space is shown in the direction of fading light. The work’s main concept finds its expression in theories of reflection and inter-reflection combined with play between colour and form, and through the use of mirrors and dichroic materials.
To create the dynamic visual of a ‘kaleidoscope’ through the infinity space, the artist incorporated four elements: the viewer’s submersion into the blackness of a shipping container; mirrored, slanted walls forming a triangular room; inter-reflections between the room and the viewer; and backlit, dichroic 3D screens in the floor and ceiling. The installation exists in a state of flux, as the colours and reflections change due to the various viewpoints within the container.