During This Art Fair, Merel Noorlander presents – hanging from the ceiling Foyer – three mechanically driven pop-up prisms transforming from 2D to 3D, powered by engines and timers. Their inner shapes and materials reflect kaleidoscopic patterns of colour on the walls, floor and ceilings, when folding open. At this point the light hits the inner structure of the objects and reflects a new layer that will appear and disappear in a continuous but ever-changing cycle.
Hence this kaleidoscopic effect does not have a fixed projection screen or a strict mechanism of lenses, but is in constant change, and in relation with all parts of the whole, which will influence the angles of light, the shape of the projection surfaces, colours, etc. Therefore the audience is invited to understand light, time, the environment and its parts, not as separate things with primarily intrinsic qualities, but as elements which are constantly morphing, mutating and in dialogue.
Noorlander is an artist who explores the possibilities of pop-up design with different materials and light, driven by motors or the body. She studies and develops pop-up installations and costumes in which she creates portable and movable objects with a sophisticated mechanism.www.merelnoorlander.com