With her use of optical sound as main medium and interest to create immersive environments where light and sound are one, Mariska de Groot now explores the possibilities of the single sculptural object and 360˚ light-to-sound scores. Inspired by unintentional light projection or reflection and in the tradition of kinetic light sculptures like the Light-Space Modulator by Moholy-Nagy, ‘Incidence of Light’ is a kinetic light-to-sound sculpture that uses the interior space as an extension of itself.
The translation from light to sound happens one on one. The light is controlled by voltage or audio frequencies, the reflection of the high frequency flickering light turns back to sound. Shadows become rhythmic silences and gray values determine loudness.