Kaleidoscope

The darkness of a shipping container narrows to triangular mirrored space in which shifting colours and lights are reflected from all sides, creating an array of patterns stretching into the darkness.
When:
22 May - 08 Jun 2015 18:00 - Midnight
Location:
Dawes Point Park, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

Artists: Stephanie Shehata and Erin Slaviero
Country: Australia

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.