An Additive Mixture #2
Installation (T5 sticklights, extension leads)
Variable dimensions, this image shows 350cm (w) x 10cm (d) x 140cm (h) approx.
In this site-specific installation work, specially conceived for Synthesis, West systematically arranged numerous multicoloured fluorescent stick-lights as a direct response to details in the space within Victoria Warehouse. The title of work is taken from Josef Albers text ‘Interaction of Colour’, where it is explained that a direct mixture of projected light demonstrates an additive mixture where the sum of all colours in light is white. An Additive Mixture #2 is a development from recent work where West responds to works-on-paper and translating them into three-dimensions. The relationship between the different hues is apparent through West’s attraction and understanding of colour theory.