Installation artist Gabey Tjon a Tham work with all kinds of media to create interactive forms that engage her audiences. She develops ideas that take place within a specific architectural space and work together with the surrounding environment. The artist says that while observing the artwork, “the perceiver is reverted to a process of reflection on its own thoughts, memories and dreams.”
Repetition At My Distance is a piece in which sound waves are interpreted and transformed into twists of blue light. The piece is hauntingly beautiful and mesmerizing at the same time. Sixteen rotating vertical lightwires carry the patterns through the space as audio of blowing winds plays in the background. The dancing streams of light come alive in front of a viewer’s eyes as they respond to the increasing and decreasing vibrations of air that blow across the speakers. According to the project description, the additional remnants of light that stay on the retina after looking away also become a key part of the experience.
The video below is a captivating display of the dancing lights in action.