- Solace I [2011] & II [2013] installation

Solace I (installation) from Nicky Assmann on Vimeo.

a soap film apparatus

Solace is a cinematic installation that explores the mental process and physical activity of seeing. At regular intervals a handcrafted apparatus creates a monumental soap film as a spatial intervention. Through precise lighting the inner movement of the soap film is revealed, showing a turbulent choreography of iridescent color and fluid motion.

As gravity slowly gets a hold of the membrane the viewer can be fascinated with the phenomenon, until inevitably the fragile film bursts.

Solace II

The installation was changed & improved  in space set-up, mechanics, software and the recipe in 2013, resulting in a more immersive space and longer lasting soap films. Fractal like imagery now starts appearing in the screen. [see image below.]

The analogue imagery created in Solace has a digital reference. The monumental transparent screen is lifted as an interventon in the space. It creates a temporary layer that can be seen as a metaphorical reflection on augmented reality.

Solace II (installation) from Nicky Assmann on Vimeo.

Solace is represented by the V2_Agency, V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, www.v2.nl