Walking Inside a Rainbow
How does one feels when inside a rainbow? Do these amazing colors make you feel different? These are some of the questions that British artist Liz West is better to answer, given her immaculate creation at the 2016 edition of the Bristol Biennial.
The Manchester-based artist is well-known for her curiosity of colors and this new immersive artwork is a clear evidence of that fact. She invites the audience to drench themselves into a surreal and multi-sensory experience that’s akin to being in a rainbow-like spectrum.
West achieves this by playfully transforming a functional space into some sort of a rainbow by deflecting light through colors, as well as through glowing and reflective materials. The main intention of creating this vibrant environment is to explore human visual sensitivity in terms of how colors affect our emotions, psychology and physical bodies.
“Human beings rarely experience being fully immersed in pure color. I did observe that after moving through the space whether through dancing, running or walking and feeling every color, we tend to retreat to the color we find most comfortable to reflect,” West said of the project.
Which color do you think you would be most comfortable with?