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Artist Liz West Captures a Rainbow Inside the Bristol Biennial

September 6, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

Liz West is no stranger to multi-colored environments, previously covering the floor of an historic UK church with dazzling reflective orbs. Her latest project, Our Colour, is located at this year’s Bristol Biennial and gives the audience the feeling of being dropped into the center of a rainbow by flooding a long hallway with a series of gel-filtered lights. The work changes from a deep violet to an ecstatic red, allowing one to traverse through an immersive collection of colors. The installation was designed with a human’s psychological and emotional response to color in mind, as West consulted experts in…

 

 



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The Floor of an Historic Church Transformed Into a Reflective Pool of Multi-Colored Orbs by Liz West

May 17, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

All images by Hannah Devereux Reflecting the architecture of the former St. John’s Church in North Lincolnshire, UK is Liz West‘s site-specific pool of over 700 multi-colored orbs titled “Our Colour Reflection.” These circular mirrors installed onto the floor of the now 20-21 Visual Arts Centre project hues of yellow, purple, red, blue, and 11 other colors onto the beams that surround them, adding a colorful dimension to the 125-year-old building. “The work changes constantly, depending on what time of day it is,” West told The Creators Project. “As darkness comes, the gallery spotlights reflect off the colored mirrors and…