Controlled Experiments (2011 - 2012)
LED, Fiber optic cable, fan, tethers
A series of photographic works that develop a technique of light-painting. Fiber optic cables are lit, hung and rotated to create a controllable light sculpture that exists in time as much as space. The cables can be cut or tethered at certain points to create new forms. Colour is used as an expression of our time perception – red, green and blue light is mixed to create other colours as each passes through the same space.
The work eventually led me to the Flow project.
Each work was refined through a process of tethering the fiber optic cables, with some expectation of what shape they would form in time, as opposed to space – then captured in the camera. It also led to experiments with mixing colours.