Exhibition: ‘Transient Luminescence’ Light Installation by Miranda Smith

Hong Kong and Melbourne based artist Miranda Smith presents her first public installation; Transient Luminescence, a series of ephemeral light ‘paintings’ in the City of Naarm/Melbourne.

Existing in a state of continual flux, these ‘paintings’ will seem to change in appearance and visibility, with shifts in light and weather conditions in the city. Time spent with these light ‘paintings’ reveals the extent of their dynamic nature. Their compositions fluctuate and expand as your visual system contemplates the subtle variations within the colourful lights.

Light, colour and perceptual fallacies; Smith’s practice is driven by a fascination with non-conscious experience. Smith creates art that uses our perceptual fallacies to generate heightened experience through site-specific installation, photography, sculpture, and painting. Her work is created using optically complex materials, including light, dichroic glass, mirror, and magnifying PVC. Drawing on affect theory, philosophy and biology as stimulus for conceptual development and production, Smith aims to involve the viewer in questioning their own experience of her work.

Experience Transient Luminescence at Assembly Point, 152 Sturt St, Southbank from 4 May to the end of June 2021. 

Images courtesy of the artist. 

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