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Vibrating String Reveals Colour Spectrum

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British artist and physicist Paul Friedlander produces kinetic light sculptures that produce a colorful show. The vibrating rope moves so quickly it becomes invisible to the human eye but colors from the light (which would normally be invisible to the naked eye) are revealed in rapid succession.

Friedlander says: “I decided to focus on kinetic art: a subject in which I could bring together my divided background and combine my knowledge of physics with my love of light. In 1983, at London’s ICA, I exhibited the first sculptures to use chromastrobic light, a discovery I had made the previous year. Chromastrobic light changes color faster than the eye can see, causing the appearance of rapidly moving forms to mutate in the most remarkable ways.

Watch the video above for a sense of the visual show.

(via myampgoesto11)