Michaela Gleave

Eclipse Machine (Retrograde Motion)


Projection lamp, motors, optical glass, timber, stand

90 x 90 x 140cm

Light projected through two rotating prisms is cast in orbiting motions around the peripheries of the room.  Internal reflections within the prisms cause motion at certain points to double-back on itself, sending the light into retrograde.  Mimicking the movements of the cosmos the forms generated reference gravitational lensing, Doppler shifts, and quantum uncertainly in a constantly shifting series of spatiotemporal relationships.