Shuster and Moseley, The Shape of Light, 2021
Precision cut, bevelled and hand-banded clear and optically coated glass on steel base.
The Shape of Light is an installation of large-scale ‘Antiprisms’ constructed from panels of clear and optically coated glass panels. The prismic forms are irregular polyhedra, created by bevelling precise angles into the sides and corners of equilateral triangles, which are then hand-bonded together. Specially created for the public realm (D3, Dubai), the project investigates the spectral fingerprint produced by interfacing the passage of natural light with these prismic geometries, considering the relationship between the immutable language of geometric form and the dynamic, generative clockwork of optical interactions and spectral projections that shift and morph through day and night. The works are intended to be experienced as future relics of our technological age, prognostic vessels for the crystallisation of perspectives that are discovered like boulders resting in a landscape., inviting meditative reflection on the relationship between the timeless and the timely.