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   We Can’t See the Rainbow in the White

HKBU Heritage : Student Production : We Can’t See the Rainbow in the White
HKBU Heritage : Student Production : We Can’t See the Rainbow in the White
HKBU Heritage : Student Production : We Can’t See the Rainbow in the White
HKBU Heritage : Student Production : We Can’t See the Rainbow in the White


            

Hui, Gi Wai Echo
2019
Academy of Visual Arts
BA (Visual Arts)

9 Min
609 View

Video installation, light, prism, Arduino, servo motor, acrylic board, brass


ART FORM :

 Installation

THEME OF DESIGN :

 Other: Human senses, Visual sense, Perception


SUMMARY :

When there is light, everything is visible. I decompose the fundamental element in the visual world to let the invisible become visible.

It is a process deconstructing light‭.‬

I project a white source of light on a surface while using prism and some moving images to “deconstruct” it. “White” is not an independent colour. It is a mixture of colour in the visible spectrum that is composed of the primary colour red, green and blue.

Through refraction of light, I separated the white source with the three primary colours to rainbow light using a prism. After that, I took away green light from white light, leaving a mixture of red and blue light. Without green, the light source gradually reflects a new colour called magenta, hence the ‘rainbow’ becomes a ‘duo-coloured rainbow’. Eventually, I erased red from magenta. The line results in a pure blue colour. As blue is a primary coloured light that cannot be further decomposed by the prism, it appeared the ultimate light source in a monochromatic ‘rainbow’ colour.

(The text is provided by the student)

AWARD :

Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) Award

HOW TO CITE

APA :
Hui, Gi Wai Echo. (2019). We Can’t See the Rainbow in the White. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage:
      http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/view.php?id=11296

MLA :
Hui, Gi Wai Echo. "We Can’t See the Rainbow in the White". HKBU Heritage. HKBU Library, 2019. Web. 13 Nov. 2019.
     <http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/view.php?id=11296>.


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