In her installation entitled ‘yellowbluepink’, Ann Veronica Janssens experiments with light and colour to pursue the effects on perception.
Entering a room you are greeted by a wall of pinkish-red light and the sound of other people in the space. The echoing resonance gives the impression that the room is rather large. Walking further into the space the mist changes colour to yellow and you can make out silhouettes of other people. As you continue further the light changes once more this time to blue. On reaching the far wall of the room it was evident that the space wasn’t as large as I’d first thought. The constancy of the mist and ones ability to be able to distinguish anything only at close quarters focused my concentration more on my perception of the space is was in. The following video link gives a idea of what was experienced.
As with the Turrell and Kapoor pieces this art installation has opened up other avenues of the concept of one can be challenged in how one’s perception can be altered.