#refraction THE TERM

Any transparent object whose mass differs from the air leads to refraction. A ray of light gets broken. In physics, refraction is the change in direction of a wave that transitions from one medium to another or from a gradual change in the medium.

Refraction of light is the most commonly observed phenome- non, but other waves such as sound waves and water waves also experience refraction. How much a wave is broken depends on the change of the wave velocity and the initial direction of the wave propagation relative to the velocity change.


At Luza Festival 2019 in Faro (Portugal) I had the chance to show the next level of the original work #refraction No.1, this time with a room-filling triple-projection as an audiovisual walkable installation.

As setup I used two mirrored projections to screen onto the mirror foiled floor and a third projection on the wall to create a fusion between the original minimalistic animations and its reproducing refractions by the reflecting lightbeams.

The mapping-projection was creating a a fusion of the overlapping  layers and the reflecting room itself and created a stunning collage of morphing visuals.  

Especially the wooden ceiling created an outstanding atmosphere to the room and embraced the festival visitors with a deep warm lightplay of refractions and linear graphics.​

By projecting straight on the mirror-foil, the clean rendered graphics become a new analog aesthetic and let you dive into an underwater-world of obscure refractions and beautiful light-deformations. 

Bending the original lightsource threw glossy highend mirror foil, this installation creates a sacred stage with a living minimalistic but constantly changing structure to push the visitor into an immersive look.