Mechanical Art, 2021

Based on a gradient optical illusion by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, our eyes perceive colours differently based on the shade of the background on which they are placed. The moving disks are actually the same colour.

I wanted to visualise the passing of time through colour - the resulting objects are a translation of this effect animated through the use of simple but elegant mechanics.

Project designed during my studies at ECAL in collaboration
with Ste-Croix.

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