Een reuzenbromtol met spiegelmozaïek speelt met beweging, licht en geluid.
Deze bromtol is werkelijk schitterend en reusachtig. Het draaiende spiegelmozaïek
zorgt voor een ononderbroken en fascinerend spel van reflecties van de tol met zijn
A giant humming top with mirror mosaic plays with movement, light and sound
Demo Mosaic top on YouTube.
This humming top really is huge and brilliant. The mirror mosaic gives spectacular
reflections in the surrounding of the top. With the reflections and changing of colors
a dazzling and alienating ambience is created.
The slowly turning of the top works reflective and relaxing, attracts the audience
and ixes their attention, like watching a campfire. Meanwhile the surrounding seems
a turning starry sky.
People can listen to the soundscape, which is based on manipulated sounds from
humming tops and sounds from breaking glass. It is both attractive and alarming.
In this way the installation is both alienating and reflective and the audience has
to find its own relation to the work.
Mirrors represent reflection, here they are broken and change the original image.
The slow turning works repetitive and reflective. In contrary alertness is needed
for the sharp shelves and sounds of breaking glass. In this way mirrors are used both
for alertness and reflection. Using the shape of a toy is an ideal way to combine
these contradictions in a playful manner.
From a long distance the reflections can be seen. In water the appearance of the
installation is doubled by the reflections in the water. The installation gives
in its reflections a beautiful connection between light, water and the sky.
From a distance the top appears to be metallic and less far it seems to have a
fluid surface due to the altering direction of the mosaic fragments. More close
one can see the details in all mutual reflections.
The mosaic is made in different spiral-shaped layers, with each layer its own density
of fragments. With transparent patterns in the mosaic, in opposite direction of the
spirals, light patterns are made, with continuous changing colors. With this light
patterns the installation does not only give reflections, this would be to
massive and close, now it is more open and gives light by itself.
In this installation mixing and combining of structures are used, also changing
and manipulating these structures are important to make this work complete.
The way light sound and movement are used gives a strong connection between
the work, its surroundings and the audience.
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