Our upcoming exhibition, Liquid Shadows, features Fading Shadows and Liquid Solid, two artworks by Rotterdam-based artists Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos.
Fading Shadows is a kinetic light installation based on the principles of the moiré effect, a phenomenon of spatial interferences provoked by the superimposition of two patterns. In this installation, the artists tune the experience to the limits of human perception and use the effect as a method for composition.
Liquid Solid is the result of an extensive research on the cinematic qualities of freezing soap films in the sub-arctic. This video installation shows a precise montage of different phases of the freezing process of a soap film, during which the video slowly transforms from a colourful membrane to ice crystals growing into complex fractal-like patterns. The video goes in hand with a soundtrack composed of soundscapes (such as singing whales) and recordings with self-made instruments, also created by the artists.
With a background in Film and ArtScience, Nicky Assmann experiments with the different components of the cinematic apparatus, in the lineage of expanded cinema. Joris Strijbos focuses on the synaesthetic relation and interaction between moving image and sound. Together, they are part of Macular, a collective working at the intersection of art, technology, science and perception.