Given my never fading interest in Goethe (particularly, in this case, his Theory of Colours) and Alex's involvement in The Ordered Universe Project inspired by some of the interdisciplinary readings of the scientific works of Robert Grosseteste, we could not help but choose light as our source material.
Our aim was to combine our mutual interest in light and its inconstant, transient nature; exploring refraction, reflection, shadows and produce an installation designed for the architecture of such a uniquely atmospheric space.
During a week we researched, filmed and edited footage of light in its various playful forms...
Experimented with different materials in the chapel...
We spent hours considering the best way to work with the space before deciding to each set up our chosen videos at differing, and yet not opposing angles, to project the light through the layers of netting we had set up, as well as reflect upwards to the ceiling to create truly ghost-like ephemeral flashes of light and shadow in the Mortuary chapel.
The finished result is in the video below: