Jessica Houston

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Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum, an installation at Les 7 Ateliers in Montréal, experiments with color, form, and perception. I adhered colored gels to the windows of an empty white room to illuminate how color and light complete each other. As the sun traversed the sky, shining through the windows, squares of color were projected into the room, creating geometric shapes that transformed in real time. The work had no physical object to sustain its effect, only shifting color shapes that changed dimension as the natural light moved them across the walls and floor. The piece deployed time as a medium, never staying in exactly the same place, and without the immediate possibility of reiteration.