The Institute of Light & Colour

LOCKDOWN. van Niekerk, T. Unit 13. 2020.

Tiaan van Niekerk

M1

Supervisors:

Eric Charles Wright, Claudia Morgado, Mikara Naidoo

Unit:

13 - L A T I T U D E

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The Institute of Light and Colour is a “collection of different materialisations of light” a sample library, a catalogue. Covid-19 Pandemic, the catalyst to create new desired experiences within isolation. Experiences that go beyond the places that we are confined to.

 

My project consists of two parts, mainly a scientific approach to making, that produces a set of qualities through using light phenomena. A specified method of working with light that arrives at a certain materialisation. 

 

My architecture is a set of desired experiences created through the behaviour of light. It forms an argument that there are alternative ways of materialising things and questions how we qualify materials.

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Animation #4: PAPER SPACES. van Niekerk, T. Unit 13. 2020.

Space 1: (Calm – New-beginnings – Hopeful) 

Perspective - Threshold – Eye-level – Looking in - Directional 

Space 2: (Secure – Safe – Protection – Delicate – Curious) 

Elevation – Barrier – Levels 

Space 3: (Energetic – Movement – Power – Collision – Bodies - Connection) 

Space 4: (Hiding – Suspense – Exposed) 

Space 5: (Floating – Detached

Animation #5: PHENOMENA, van Niekerk, T. Unit 13. 2020.

  • Dispersion – 30 lumens – 1 metre distance - Wall – Brightness at 12%

  • Reflection – 125 lumens – 2 metre distance - Fabric – Brightness at 50%

  • Refraction (Caustic) – 30 lumens – 0.5 metre distance - Wall – Brightness at 12%

  • Scatter – 30 lumens – no distance – suspended particles – Brightness at 12%

  • Amplitude Low - 30 lumens – 2 metre distance - Wall – Brightness at 12%

Animation #6: PROPOSITIONAL SPATIALISATIONS, van Niekerk, T. Unit 13. 2020.

Material 1: Refraction – Animates space – assigns energy 

Perspective view – Eye level – Looking out – Exterior – 

  • Space 1: (Captivated –Centred – Entranced - Mesmerized) 

  • Space 2: (Encapsulated - Curious - Origin - Reminiscence - Understanding)

  • Space 3: (Eco-system – Life-cycle – Nature – Time - Life) 

  • Space 4: (Self-awareness – Searching for – Shallow - Reflection) 

  • Space 5: (Distorted – Misunderstood - Hiding – Fractured – Deserted) 

  • Space 6: (Cranium – Meeting Point - Concentrate)

Material 2: Reflection – assigns movement or indicates direction 

Elevation - Projected silhouette – horizontal – Submerged – Focus

  • Space 7: (Road to nowhere – Escaping – Stacked – Routes – Directions)

  • Space 8: (Warped – Frequency - Fleeting) 

  • Space 9: (Mesmerize - Hypnotic - Restless – Zephyr - Calm)

 
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