Transience: the state or fact of lasting only for a short time; transitoriness
This light installation is one of Nando Dolleman’s graduation projects for the Design Academy Eindhoven. Through his fascination with rainbows, a meteorological phenomenon, he started experimenting with prisms. When daylight shines through a triangular prism, light is split into all its spectral components; the colours of the rainbow. His design process was focused on finding the best possible way to display this colourful spectrum.
In this work of art the prisms are constructed from four prisms. They distribute the light, with the help of dichroic filters, in three different wavelengths RGB (Red Green Blue). Through allowing the prism to rotate, the colours come to life.
This work put Nando in the top three for the Foederer Talent Award. The jury were so impressed by his work that he was given a stage on the main GLOW route after all.
Photo: Ralph Roelse