This Light Installation from United Visual Artists is their Most Dazzling Work Yet #arttuesday

Momentum, a new exhibit from UVA, alters your perception of time and space by working with light and sound, from wired.

Manipulating light and sound is typically a job for physicists, but every so often it’s best left to artists. To be fair, what United Visual Artists does isn’t physics exactly, but it’s pretty damn close. You can think of the London-based design collective’s work as artistic manifestation of all those brainy principles you learned back in high school. There are no head-scratching equations and formulas involved–at least none that are outwardly visible–but it’s not hard to see that UVA is adept at bending space and time.

Walk into the Curve Gallery at the Barbican in London, and you’ll see how. Behind the museum’s concert hall is a narrow, curved room about 90 meters long. For its most recent exhibition, Momentum, UVA has transformed the space into an alternate universe where the normal rules of light and sound don’t apply.

“With Momentum, what we’re really trying to achieve is to make you feel a different way,” explains Matt Clark, one of UVA’s founders. The sensation is created by 12 mechanical pendulums that swing down from the ceiling. These mechanisms move in four different patterns, casting hypnotizing lights and shadows through the gallery and emitting strange sounds from their built-in speakers.

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