A LIGHT SCULPTURE THAT UNFOLDS IN FASCINATING CHOREOGRAPHY
Semblance is both a performance piece and outdoor sculpture in the courtyard of a historic location of central London. Semblance joins human, mechanic and natural forces that are essential in our evolution.
Certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defence and to conserve their resources. This highly evolved natural mechanism is called ‘nyctinasty’ and inspired us to create Semblance; a light sculpture that unfolds and retreats in a fascinating choreography.
Most man-made objects have a static form, while everything natural in this world including people, are subject to constant metamorphosis and adaptation to their surroundings. Semblance is the result of the question how an inanimate object can mimic those changes that express character and emotions. Semblance has become a work that feels alive because of unpredictable, natural-looking movements: it descends to blossom in all its glorious beauty, to subsequently close and retreat. The movement of the lights can be controlled to the millimeter to create a subtle choreography with the grace of human dancers.
With 25 meters height of fall, Semblance joins mechanical and natural forces together, a combination essential in our tech driven evolution. Semblance has become a work that feels alive because of its unpredictable, natural-looking movements: it descends to blossom in all its glorious beauty, and subsequently closes and retreats. The movement of the lights can be controlled to the millimetre to create a subtle choreography.