liz west turns historic UK church into a reflective landscape of color and light
 
liz west turns historic UK church into a reflective landscape of color and light
may 17, 2016

liz west turns historic UK church into a reflective landscape of color and light

liz west turns historic UK church into a reflective landscape of color and light
all images by hannah devereux

 

 

 

inside the former st john’s church in the english town of scunthorpe, artist liz west has added an immersive spectrum of light and color to the gothic interior landscape. the installation ‘our colour reflection’ — on from now until june 26, 2016 — is housed at the 20-21 visual arts centre, a historic church-turned-exhibition space. for the site-specific work, west has created a composition of hundreds of mirrored disks that reflect the gallery lighting into the roof space, projecting a spectrum of hues onto the interior beams and archways. visitors can view their own reflections in the mirrored surfaces as they meander through the space, forming a dialogue between the participant and the architecture of the original site.

 

the installation uses the intangible elements of light and color to transform people’s perception and experience of the space. ‘our colour reflection’ aims to bring about a deeper sensory awareness in the viewer, tapping into their innate relationship with chroma, and exploring how it can move viewers emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.

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the installation is set within the former st john’s church in the english town of scunthorpe

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the artist has added an immersive spectrum of light and color to the gothic interior

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hundreds of mirrored disks reflect the gallery lighting into the roof space

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the installation is named ‘our colour reflection’

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the artwork is housed at the 20-21 visual arts centre, a historic church-turned-exhibition space

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colored disks project a spectrum of hues onto the interior beams and archways

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light and color transform people’s perception and experience of the space

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‘our colour reflection’ aims to bring about a deeper sensory awareness in the viewer

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visitors can view their own reflections in the mirrored surfaces

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