Sundial

Miena Mizusaki’s artistic practice focuses on the aesthetic of visible light and through her works she seeks ways to express the temporality and ephemeral nature of light and its colour.

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Taking inspiration from shadows and the movement of the sun, Sundial is a series of wall installations that show a slightly different aspect at every moment of the day.

Natural light plays an important role in this installation. Hundreds of small reflective discs are placed vertically at different angles and they bounce light between one another to create a soft glow just above the surface. When there is strong direct light, discs cast colourful shadows that create abstract images, which can be better described as ‘shadow paintings’. Each disc will act as a miniature sundial recording the various moments of the day as a dynamic, changing visual.

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The colour of these shadows will change depending on the position of light or the angle of viewers’ eyes, which questions colour perception and the colour of light. While playing with visible and invisible light, this installation enables viewers to witness and examine the process of filtering white light to produce light that is perceived by humans to be saturated in colour.

People who come across the works will be able to experience a slightly different installation at every point, creating a feeling of preciousness and authenticity.

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