An internal project dedicated to examining the light within its relationships with objects.
From the simple interaction of straight rays to more complex structures, light patterns go through a series of states, getting inside matter, playing on surfaces, and altering the shapes of objects on which they fall.
The entire visible world consists of interactions of light with objects. Reflected from the surfaces, light travels into our eyes and makes things perceived, even existing in our brain.
Giving meaning to everything that can be seen, light itself also carries information, either about its emitter or about something encountered on the way to the spectator.
Experimenting with light rays, we took two directions as our primary. The first was the minimalist one, inspired by mathematical diagrams, binary logic, and data visualizations, strict and precise.
Structures of light shaped by invisible plates bring to mind optic computers, analyzing the environment and collecting information to be processed.
Another direction, vice versa, was based on complex layered formations. Bright caustic lights tangling with each other on a pitch-black background, uncovering natural fluctuations and manifold frequencies and wavelengths, existing in seemingly homogeneous phenomena that we are used to seeing around.
With a monochromatic palette, these experiments are connected to the austerity of the minimalist images seen before, but through high contrast and intricacy of shape, they become amplified and dissected.
Another part of the research was the modification of light passing through various materials.
Moving inside translucent materials, it looks almost like a viscous substance that forms lenses on the other side of the glass.
Placed on a grid, light can transform into a spatial installation. Moving through hanging tubes, sparks become flows of light in the air.
In our exploration, the light was also portrayed as an impulse altering the shape of an object.
Passing on the surface of sculptures, it bends the material and makes the form more complex.
Maxim Zhestkov, Igor Sordokhonov
Roman Kuzmihykh, Sergey Shurupov, Roman Eltsov, Artur Gadzhiev, Kirill Makhin