‘Unstable Constructs’ is Troika’s latest work using colour fields on photographic slide film - an experiment of movement and still image.
Emerging from the combination of overlapping gradients on seven cylinders of photographic film, the two dimensional photographic medium is transformed into a colour shifting object. By mixing together the colour fields, here through moving around or past the object, an infinite almost liquid colour spectrum emerges.
Through the photographic process and its use of the primary colours of light – red, green and blue – when exposing and developing the film, Troika revisit ideas around how digital and physical worlds collide, overlap and inform each other. Not only is the human eye particularly good at seeing red, green and blue, computer monitors produce their wide range of colours by the use of red, green and blue light-emitting phosphors while traditional colour photography also works by exposing transparent film to the very same colours.
A world seen through the primary colours of light.
Perspex tubes, photographic film
100 x 70 x 10 cm
Edition of 3