BUTTERFLY Rainbowmaker


Butterfly Rainbowmaker 2016 video projection, rotating clear acrylic glass sculpture, suspended from ceiling projector, media player, and speaker

Butterfly Rainbowmaker
2016
video projection, rotating clear acrylic glass sculpture, suspended from ceiling
projector, media player, and speaker

Transparent butterflies are put in slow rotating motion. The shadow of the sculpture appears in the center of the video, where areal dancers imitate the metamorphosis in choreographed movements. The prism in the center generates rainbows, which are reflected onto the surrounding walls.

Physical space is transformed into an ethereal world inhabited by the spirits of nature. Chorals, bees and hummingbirds emanate from floating Rainbowmakers that rotate in space and reflect onto the surrounding walls. It is a dimension where life and impermanence intertwine. It is a liminal zone where extinct creatures and endangered species haunt the spectator through the artifice of technology: that very modern form of magic that is able to recreate alternate worlds and imbue them with life.