“I seek to disrupt our relationship with the spaces we live in, demanding a conscious engagement by questioning our perceptions of time.” With a focus on site-specificity, Sebastian Kite’s Horizons, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, places the audience at the centre, employing light, sound, projection, kinetics and performance to illustrate new readings of space.
Two horizontal beams of light, consisting of opposing complementary colours, travel autonomously in opposing vertical directions. Driven by four stepper motors, the lights align to produce an artificial white horizon line. A simulation of reality, the colour of the room shifts in constant flux, subservient to the behaviour of the machine. Standing afar, an ethereal and meditative atmosphere is produced – a transcendental state evoking place and memory.
See the work at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2019, open at York Art Gallery from 8 March-14 July. Find out more here.
Image courtesy Sebastian Kite.