Interactive light and sound installation exploring the perception of colour in time and space.
PROJECT Artist Collaboration, Art Production
CLIENT A. Lange & Söhne in collaboration with Sebastian Kite
SERVICES Concept Development, Creative Direction, Production Management
In reference to a new collection of timepieces featuring deep-blue galvanised dials, A. Lange & Söhne collaborated with artist Sebastian Kite to develop a site-specific installation exploring the colour blue. Entitled Continuum, the multi-sensory installation was on show from 2 to 4 November 2017 at The Saatchi Gallery in London.
In Continuum, two projectors face each other at opposite ends of the 20 meter-long gallery space with a stainless-steel lattice structure of two-way mirrors and screens stationed in-between. As blue light flows out of the projectors, a camera sensor reflects and refracts the ambient light creating a dynamic architectural volume that inhabits the room. Sound emitting from two speakers adds another layer to it, with scores consisting of frequencies of around 610 670 terahertz that correspond with the colour’s wavelengths of 450–495 newton meters.
Every audience member who steps into the space affects how light is absorbed and, in turn, influences the installation’s ethereal energy. Mirroring the infinite sensations that blue evokes, the atmosphere made up of tones and textures is in a constant state of flux. In every moment, the interlacing of visual, sonic and physical elements connected to the colour illuminates a new experience with time.
Photography: Courtesy of A.Lange & Söhne; Credits: Peter Guenzel