*2023*

Cycles is an installation about MoirĂ© patterns. At the centre of the work are four large acrylic gears that feature intricate line engravings. As these gears slowly turn, interference patterns start to emerge.

Transparency, illumination and movement are combined to create a mesmerizing dance of patterns.

The MoirĂ© effect occurs when two regular patterns are superimposed upon each other at a slight angle. These patterns result from the interaction between the individual elements of the two grids, creating a new, often intricate pattern that may appear as a series of dark and light lines, curves, or shapes.

This installation explores an almost infinite composition of these patterns.

The uniqueness of the combinations comes from the different angles at which you can rotate each gear. Let’s assume you can rotate each disk in increments 1 degree.

Since you have four disks, you can multiply the number of angles for each disk’s rotation together to calculate the total number of unique combinations.

This gives a total of 360 x 360 x 360 x 360 = approximately 1.68 billion unique combinations.

This means that statistically it is very likely that the exact pattern you are observing now hasn’t been seen before, and most likely will never be seen again.

The artwork invites the viewer for a moment of contemplation on the complexity and fleeting nature of our own perception and perspectives.

*In the collection of Dolby International*