Hommage à Edwin H. Land, 2017
Halogen lamps, special white lamp designed in collaboration with GVA lighting (model FL-100), various objects
The space is illuminated by two different white lights that have the same whiteness and color temperature (about 3000K). Common colorful objects are displayed on two pedestals: fruits, flowers, color samples, beer bottles, etc.
The objects illuminated by the special white light dramatically change: pilsener beer look like sparkling rosé, dull blue objects appear bright turquoise, warm yellow plastic becomes bright orange, lemons become whitish, dark purple flowers appear dullish blue.
All colors except for white, grey and black are changing. People with “normal” color vision are experiencing something like color-blindness. People’s skin and blue eyes also change, they somehow appear more beautiful…
Here’s the text written for the show (in French):
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3 exhibitions in a row at ETE78, rue de l’été n°78, 1050 Brussels!
Vernissage Feb. 18th from 4PM to 8PM
Le vitrail sous le soleil du sud
Avec le ciel derrière
Les verres blancs projettent une lumière brune sur la pierre
La couleur est proscrite du vitrail cistercien, mais personne n’a dit que celui-ci ne devait pas projeter des couleurs en dehors de lui
On dirait presque que c’est peint à la bombe…
Le vitrail vu de l’extérieur
Le vitrail prêt à être réemballé
I just received these two pictures from the glass studio Debongnie – my partner in stained-glass. A prototype-window that will be presented next week for the final of a competition.
Variations of the visual appearance of a stained glass window during the course of the sun in the sky.
[Document in French] A timeline of the visual appreance of a stained-glass, in parallel the colors of the Sunlight and the colors of the Sky, during a sunny summer day.
(PC : click-droit > “ouvrir l’image dans un nouvel onglet” pour voir l’image en grand)
(right-click > “open image in a new tab” to zoom)
Simulation of the changing visual appearance of an East-oriented Stained-glass window depending on the daylight color and orientation:
7:30 AM: before the sun rises, the sky illuminates the window
7:45 AM: a yellow Sunlight reaches the window
8:00 AM: the Sunlight is already whiter
12:00 AM: the Sunlight is white
12:30 AM: the Sunlight disappears, only the sky illuminates the window
4:00 PM: idem
6:00 & 8:00 PM: the sky’s color changes slightly
All this has been simulated using physical data about the light of the Sun and the Sky in the south of France, and physical data acquired by scanning colored glass with a spectrophotometer.