Openness

Aggiornato il: 5 lug 2019


Openness was the result of many attempts. It is still a prototype as all the other experiment shown at the Research Sharing.


Who doesn't stop in front of a beautiful and soft sunrise and contemplate it?


My aim with this project was to capture the movement, magic and light effect of a sunrise using artificial light and mechanical means.


This piece contains the same elements as the first experiment that I have tried for the oscillatory motion

( https://www.barbaraprada.com/post/testing-oscillating-motion) with some more details embedded.

One of this is the light sited underneath the copper sheet letting it shine out when the aperture rises up.


Overall dimensions: 1.6 m x 1 m.

Another detail that has been added is the slight inclination of the white circle board allowed the light effect to be projected onto the wall very well seen without obstacles in front of it.


This following question could be a great topic of discussion:


where, in the space should this object with its light effect sit best? From which angle will the viewer contemplate it better?


My instinct always told me that the floor level is an interesting place to fit the experiment however we could argue that, because it is a representation of the sunrise, normally you would positioned at the eye level, where the horizons and landscape sit in our field of vision.


Photography by Gabriella Martinez

The light effect reflects the copper's qualities tint, a rose pastel colour.


The meaning of colours have been studied from psychologist and colourists.

An interesting and beautiful definition of pink colour is written in the website "Empowered by colour":


"The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing...Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy."

(https://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-pink.html)




Comments from the questionnaire at the Research Sharing event:




Outcome:


The light effect is very gratifying, it gives a calming and tranquillising sensation.


During the Research Sharing a person told me that I should combine this light effect with meditation time and this idea trigger me a lot.


During a mediation the opening of the metal sheet it could be set with a timer, at the beginning having your eyes open during breath work, after 5 minutes, close your eyes and at the end reopen it and the light effect it is at it best potential and aperture.


As I wrote in other posts, this object can activates a lot of thoughts and ideas as it has a lot of potential in terms of design and aesthetic and programming.



Related post links:


Rotatory solutions

https://www.barbaraprada.com/post/2018/12/04/wiper-motor-rotating


Testing oscillating motion

https://www.barbaraprada.com/post/testing-oscillating-motion


Lifting motion part 02

https://www.barbaraprada.com/post/lifting-motion-02


External sources:


https://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-pink.html

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