Phare No.1-9, is a new project from Simon Heijdens exploring water as dimensional volume, a translucent refracting medium for light. Phare (meaning lighthouse, headlight, beacon, light in French) consists of nine suspended, water filled glass containers, filled with water and photo-sensitive dye. At the top of each container is a light source which emits a beam of light. When the light hits the dye, it changes from being transparent to a pink/red colour (pictured below) and creates three-dimensional “drawings” in the water. The curved base of the container acts as a lens and projects the “drawings” onto the completely white walls holding the installation, which act as a canvas for the ever changing patterns. Clever dicky. In an interview with Marcus Fairs of Dezeen, Heijdens was reluctant to discuss the technology behind the project as he feels “the true value of people walking in here, without any baggage or any understanding, hindered by any kind of perception, is just the sudden wonder”. Looks pretty bloody wonderful to me.Phare No.1-9 Simon Heijdens for Perrier JouetPhare No.1-9 Simon Heijdens for Perrier JouetPhare No.1-9 Simon Heijdens for Perrier Jouet

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