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Melody Dots 21 (2015/2016) Kinetic light sculpture, Wind mobile

Material : dichroic glass, LED fresnel spot, pvc, steel, alminium, stainless, polyesteer
Dimention : 1.5 m x 1.5m x H 2.2 m (wind mobile), 7 dia meter (with a half circle screen)
Location : Hortus Botanics Amsterdam, The Netherlands 10 December 2015 - 3 January 2016


Melody Dots 21 created by Yoko Seyama and compoesr Dirk Haubrich presented for the Amsterdam Light Festival 2015/2016.

The visitor will be invited to enter the space in front of a curved wall, which are embracing two standing mobile, composed of colored glass mirrors . This wall is also used a projeced on surface. Small wind drafts will turn the mobiles arms and change the position of the reflected light dots on the embracing wall. A composed rhythmical sequence will switch the lights, repositioning the reflected images of the dots on the screen. The object will drag attention not only during illumina@on by night, but also during the day, using the sun as a natural light source.

- The visitor experience -
During the night, three LED white spot lights will be shining sequenced and partly rhythmically on the two mobiles with the coloured glass, reflecting and letting through the filtered coloured light. The visitor will recognise the relation of the colour groups of glass on each mobile and how it will melt together when projected on the screen.
The space in embraced by the wall, giving the opportunity to meet and to see other people experiencing the changing constellations of the illumination with moving colourful discs on both sides of the mobile. Audience experience this like a colourful conversion of friends. The screen is facing the pond, giving an open view to the audience on the other side with reflections of rhythmical dots movement on the water.

Exhibition : 10 December 2015 - 3 January 2016
Location : Hortus Botanics Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

'' In it various art forms come together and all kinds of things are happening. It is a sculpture, consisting of a semicircualar screen and At frist sight Melody Dots 21 , created by Yoko Seyama and Dirk Haubrich seems to be a gesamtkunstwerk. In it various art forms come together and all kinds of things are happening. It is a sculpture, consisting of a semicircualar screen and a mobile of multicoloured discs, which forms the kinetic part of the work, as they move in the wind. The sound, a piece written especially for this work by composer Dirk Haubrich, is another essential component. It’s this sound that causes the rhythmical interruptions of the two spotlights, which in turn cause the reflection of the colourful, dancing dots on the back wall. Melody Dots 21 is an amalgam of arts and consequently very exiting to look at. And although the beauty of the work lies in all its ingenuity, that is not the first concern of the Japanese artist Yoko Seyama. Her real interest is what all these art forms result in, which, in her own words, is a sculpture of pure light. To her it is about the dots, dancing on the screen, sometimes finding each other and fusing, then going their own way again. '' (Amsterdam Light Festival)

 

 

 


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