COLONIES


Neil Musson of M+R said: 'We created two related light sculptures which talk to each other in response to people’s movement within the proximity of the work. The forms are inspired by insect and plant life which cluster in colonies.’





Two colonies at different developmental stages exist within sight of each other but their relationship is intentionally unclear. Their identity is also ambiguous and the viewer experiences them both from a distance and at close range. The viewer is invited to move amongst the lit elements leading to discussions about the nature of the colony.





Each colony is a group of multiple lit forms which gather together around structures in the landscape. The forms in one colony radiate light from their textured surface which replicates the detail of plant and insect life. The second colony consists of metal forms which symbolise a cocoon stage in the development of a life-form.



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