Red Horizon

2014 – 2017

A field of double pendulums form a plane of white particles in a three dimensional space. Each arm of the pendulum contains a white light and a small speaker that moves along the unpredictability of the mechanism to create both order and chaos. By taking the emergence of complex and swarm behavior as a starting point the installation lingers between the natural and mechanical, creating entities that give a feeling of an eerie unknown living, breathing presence. Certain movements evoke a sense of autonomy, as if they have their own nervous systems with thoughts, even sense of humor.
They evolve like a stream of images that swell progressively in time, in which old and new constructional elements create unexpected events. Light, sound and movement guide their presence as music with physical dimensions becoming an abstract automatic ballet.

Red Horizon was created in close collaboration with software artist Marcus Graf. It is a co- production of TodaysArt (the Hague) and Museum of Transitory Art (MoTA, Ljubljana).

With the kind support of Stroom Den Haag and Creative Industries Fund NL.
Special thanks to: Bram Vreven, Willem Marijs, Erfan Abdi, Mischa Daams, Nicolo Merendino, Julien Grossmann, Chris Meighan
Photos: Maurice Tjon a Tham

Camera & Effects: Tanja Busking
Edit: Gabey Tjon a Tham