ERIC PARREN

ERIC PARREN 2008-2017
UNDULATOR
Undulator
Undulator
Undulator
Undulator
Undulator
Undulator
Undulator

Undulator is an immersive kinetic installation that explores both the color and reflective properties of light and the effects of flicker on our visual perception system. In a similar fashion to Thomas Wilfred's Lumia machines from the early 20th century, Undulator is a cinematic display that celebrates light in its purest form. A pulsating pattern of complementary colors and gradients is projected onto a reflective surface, its undulating movement distorts the rays of light. Upon hitting the screen the light has been folded from a straight beam into a shape that hints at processes that happen at the microscopic level as well as the cosmic scale. The stroboscopic qualities of the projection add a layer of disorientation to the perception of this ever changing shape.

Video documentation made possible by: KID606 | MEGAN MAY DAALDER | NATALIE SUN