A Metaphysical Exploration Of Light And Space

The London-based artist trio Troika – Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel – created ‘Arcades’ (2012), an site-specific architectural installation of light pillars designed to highlight the tension between reason and belief.

Situated in a dark, hazy room, each pillar of light has its rays refracted by a fresnel lens, creating the illusion of gothic arches. “Creating a spatial suspension of disbelief, ‘Arcades’ encourages an analysis of our relationship with the metaphysical in a world increasingly governed by practical, rational and scientific principles,” explain the artists. The work is emblematic of the trio’s continued focus, which explores ideas surrounding structures, control, systems and repetition. See more of their recent work here.

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