Moiré Studies [2013 - ongoing]
Moiré Studies is the project name under which Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos create kinetic light installations based on the principles of the moiré effect. In their ongoing research the qualities of moiré patterns are investigated in an analogue manner using moving light sources and static grids. The moiré effect is the phenomenon of spatial interferences provoked by the superimposition of two patterns. These works continue the rich history of moiré art in movements such as kinetic and Op art.
In this installation the artists explore the phenomena in relation to the perception of human senses and use the effect as a method for composition in movement and space.
Moiré Studies consists of several light machines with different movements: Circular Horizontal Motion, Circular Vertical Motion and the Pendulum Motion.