Lumokinese is a kinetic light installation that mixes colored shadows in its architectural context. With Lumokinese Mike Rijnierse and Willem Marijs transform the space into an animation machine. The placement of moving objects with respect to colored light sources (red, green, and blue) provides a dynamic shadow play. Lumokinese is a versatile opto-acoustic system, which excels in simplicity. This work goes back to the optical instruments and appliances as the Laterna magica, kaleidoscopes and the zoetrope that are considered as precursors of the film, television and digital media. The artists are not guided by nostalgia, their interest is in doubt the current image production and visual examination, since devices and instruments of today no longer show their process and therefore are ‘black boxes’. By showing the process of light, color, source and shadow, Mike Rijnierse and Willem Marijs illustrate with Lumokinese how illusion and vision are intertwined.

Lumokinese won the BNG Workspace Project Prize (2008).


Flux-S, Eindhoven 2009


NIMK@TETEM, Enschede 2012













Zaal5, Filmhuis Den Haag (2008)










Melkweg, Amsterdam (2009)


Flux-s, Einhoven (2009)


Sonica Festival, Ljubljana  2012