Fragmented Appearances

Gertjan Adema

A giant humming top with mirror mosaic plays with light, movement and sound.

The mirror mosaic gives spectacular reflections in the surrounding of the top. With the reflections and changing of colors a dazzling and alienating ambience is created. The slowly turning of the top works reflective and relaxing. It fixes your attention, like watching a campfire. The soundscape is based on sounds from humming tops and sounds from breaking glass. It is both attractive and alarming and you have to find your own way to make your relation to this work.

Mirrors represent reflection, the broken glass of the hand laid mosaic changes the original image. The slow turning works repetitive and reflective. In contrary alertness is asked for the sharp shelves and sounds of breaking glass. In this way mirrors are both used for alertness and reflection. Using the shape of a toy is an ideal way to combine these contradictions in a playful manner.

From a long distance the reflections can be seen. The installation gives in its reflections a beautiful connection between its surroundings, the audience and the installation itself. The mosaic is made in different spiral-shaped layers, with each layer its own density of fragments. With transparent patterns in the mosaic, in opposite direction of the spirals, light patterns are made, with continuous changing colors. With this patterns the installation gives light and reflections.

Gertjan Adema

rtjan Adema works multidisciplinary with live music, soundscape, light, dance and kinetic installations. In his installations he uses toys to create a meditative, playful and alienating ambience. Characteristic in his work is that he uses various elements and techniques; he mixes, changes and manipulates them to compose his own structures. With his work he uses contradictions and similarities, in which the audience can discover its own images.


Fragmented Appearances

Lichtkunst Outdoor

  • 12.–15.03.20, 19:30–22:30 Uhr
  • Drachenburg Spielplatz, Eschenheimer Anlage, 60318 Frankfurt

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