Spectrum (Frame Version)
On display November 6–15, 2020
Inspired by Isaac Newton’s research on light, Spectrum (Frame Version) takes shape through a luminous installation of 20 suspended LED frames, stretching 40 feet across Marshall Way Bridge at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The natural perspective of the structure is enhanced by an organic light composition, creating a dialogue between the space and the spectator. The colors of each frame slowly change from red to purple, symbolizing the monochromatic components of white light and showing all the colors in the visible spectrum.
- Concept Design and Art Direction: Olivier Ratsi
- Production: Crossed Lab / Julien Taïb
- Light Design Support: Joan Giner
Olivier Ratsi is a French visual artist who lives and works in Paris. Ratsi’s work presents objective reality, time, space, and matter as a series of intangible informative notions. Focusing on the experience of reality and its representations, as well as the perception of space, he conceives works that encourage the viewer to question his or her own interpretation of what is real.
Ratsi is one of the co-founders and a former member of the artist collective AntiVJ. Now working as a solo artist, his works have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and festivals, including OCT Museum, Shanghai, China; K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China; D-Museum, Seoul, South Korea; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Elektra International Digital Art Festival, Montreal, Canada; MUTEK, Montreal; International Digital Arts Biennial, Montreal; Mirage Festival, Lyon, France; and Bains Numériques, Enghien-les-Bains, France.
Since 2018, Ratsi’s work is produced by Crossed Lab Production bureau, which supports artists in their digital creative practices and in an age of a maturity between art and technology.