1st Edition of the Madrid International Festival of Light

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Kinetic Perspective
Juan A. Fuentes Muñoz
Spain

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From 8pm to midnight

Plaza de Isabel II

Winner of the ADADI call for ideas

The Lighting Artists Association of Spain (ADADI) is participating in this edition of LuzMadrid with a light installation by one of its members. Juan A. Fuentes Muñoz’s piece was chosen from a total of twelve submissions by a prestigious panel.

Playing with perception in an interactive kinetic installation

Inspired by the Optical Art illusions of the 1960s, Kinetic Perspective takes a simple piece as its starting point: an ever-spinning circle moving outwards and its illusory effect. In this way, the artist creates an abstract, immersive geometric shape, playing with the perspective of visitors by giving the impression of movement.

A row of eighteen illusions, each composed of two circles spinning in sync, gives the impression of a vanishing point at the eye level of visitors. Invited to actively participate and observe, the audience must move around to uncover the patterns, glimmers and distortion, in which a hidden geometry will be revealed.

Juan A. Fuentes’ artistic line aims to awaken emotions and experiences in which the limit between what is real and what isn’t is blurred and where everything rests on the perspective of the onlooker.

Location

Plaza de Isabel II: also known as Plaza de la Ópera, this square was the former meeting point for water carriers in Madrid. The square was built in the 19th century upon the lowest point of the Arenal stream and the Caños del Peral fountains. Today its quadrangle design is the result of the reforms by Queen Isabella II of Spain, after which it is named.

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