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.
Photo: Christiaan van Doesburg
As gravity slowly gets a hold of the membrane the viewer can be fascinated with the phenomenon, until inevitably the fragile film bursts.
Photo Martin Weber
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.
Technical support & software: Mister Stock Interfaces
Solace II : Made possible through the generous support of The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.