A project by Mike Rijnierse and Rob Bothof
The light-sculpture Cube draws from the principle of multiplication of reflections of kaleidoscopes and expands it to an architectonic realm. By positioning six mirrors at perpendicular angle and with a thin gap between the edges, the work creates an infinite grid-space. Contrary to the classical kaleidoscope, where light enters through the object, in Cube the light is embodied from within, projecting the interior outwards, into the exhibition space. The lights and sound of the installation are choreographed by a generative algorithm that directs a synergy between space and acoustics.
CUBE has been shown at EAPlab Sphæræ, The Hague; Lichtkunst, Gouda (2015); Schema Museum, Cheongju, Korea; KIKK, Namour, Belgium; Grasnapolsky / Radio Kootwijk; Sharjah Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah, UAE (2016); Rotterdamse Schouwburg; Stadsschouwburg Utrecht; De School, Amsterdam (2017); Manifesta 12, Palermo (2018); Korzo Theater, The Hague (2019) and ‘Wonderkamer’ / Zsolnay Light Festival, Pécs, Hungary (2023).