P R O P O S A L : D U B A I D E S I G N W E E K
W a t e r a n d l i g h t a r e p r e c i o u s . . .
How can we treat them like silver or gold?
My practice explores the nature of light and colour, and how human perception builds the world around us. I have begun experimenting with water as it interacts with light - as human beings, we are drawn to the shimmer of light on water due to our instinctual search for water, so these elements are inexorably linked.
I have discovered that these elements can work in concert to produce brilliant, spectral colours - our atmosphere is full of these kinds of phenomena - the parhelia, the sundog, the rainbow, and used this as a point of departure. With this in mind, I want to create a new kind of perceptual experience.
I want to set these elements into a pavilion-like structure, capturing water and light as if they were precious jewels. The curved walls of the installation draw the viewer in and move through the space, house the lighting elements, while keeping the visitor within optical range of this phenomenon. Intermittent, cascading water will allow the central column to ebb and flow, with this full-colour effect.