Moving light sources in a dark room push the boundaries of your sensory possibilities.

Cylinders: a sleek machine made of steel and shows electronics light patterns that move very freely and elegantly, based on biological processes. This creates a compelling tension that is also enhanced by an optical illusion.

You will experience a physical form, but in reality what  you see is fast moving light. What is happening here?

The new work Cylinders by Joris Strijbos and Daan Johan completely misleads you, because it uses the principles of afterimage of the moving light sources in a dark space. An optical illusion will then  draw a shape in the space on your retina.

The impressive life-size moving sculpture consists of five rectangles with hundreds of bright LED lights on each side. The patterns vary constantly because the LEDs are controlled from a computer program.

Nature always plays a major role in the work of these artists. Their aim is not to imitate nature, but to approach a similar complexity of function and beauty. So that the viewer feels the tension that arises between a fully machined work of art and the natural processes that can be recognized in it.

About Macular

Joris Strijbos and Daan Johan have been working together within the Macular collective for almost 15 years on projects in the field of kinetic lights and sound art. The series of works executed by the duo, including Revolve, Parsec and Phyllotaxis, are seen as unique experiments within the audiovisual spectrum. Within the projects, themes from music theory and underlying rules of biological processes are combined with contemporary technology to create new compositions that are performed by the self-developed installations.

Website Macular

In collaboration with Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

Special thanks to TGV and Klankvorm