KAYLEIGH SMETSERS
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BLUE
’The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue. The sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light that does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue.’
-Rebecca Solnit


Behind the edge of the world there is a place where I as a kid thought all of us came from. Before birth we lived in Oceanië. An underwater world where everyting is blue, not only visually but audible blue. This installation is a reflection of Oceanië, a search for the feeling of blue.

Sound: based on the lightwave of the colour blue, 610Hz Projection: based on the movement of water at 610Hz Landscape: photographic collection of blue objects


Istallation
Projection, Sound, Sculpture
2016