‘RGB’ is a work that changes colour. As it spins, one minute it is green and blue, the next it is red, and there are in-between moments when you can’t quite tell the colour. The title refers to the colour space using the primary colours red, green and blue. These three mixed together can produce most other colours. This is the principle behind a TV or computer screen, where every pixel is made of a tiny red, green and blue light. In a way, ‘RGB’ is a pixel.
The coloured discs have parallel grooves with ridges at a 45-degree angle. The ridges have a different colour on each side. Depending on which side is facing you, and the direction of the light source, the discs appear to change colour. Each colour appears twice, making a total of three discs with two colours each.
The acrylic disks at the bottom are made from the same material as used in Motive #12 (Diamond). It has the effect of bending and reflecting light that passes through. From some angles it works like a mirror, from other angles more like a lens. See what happens as you move around. Be sure to also have a look from directly below the work.
Motive #12 (RGB)
100 x 200 x 200 cm
Photography: Sophie de Vos (#3), Freerk Wilbers (#1, 2, 4)
Videography: Koen Kievits (#1), Freerk Wilbers (#2)
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