Nadia Francisca Gunawan


The Magnifactor: A Study of Kinetic & Light Art


Movement is a focal point of a kinetic artwork, while light is it of a light artwork. The Magnifactor is an output of both kinetic and light artwork, which allows the movements of light to speaks on behalf of the artist. The research done to build The Magnifactor includes how the human visual system works, how the visualisation process happens, how the interpretation process happens, and the nature and features of light.
This project aims to establish new insight relating to light and movement. The Magnifactor shows how moving light can alter visual perceptions and interpretations in perceiving objects. It focuses on the interplay of lighting and objects, which will produce animated patterns and different visual effects depending on the position and movement of light. The Magnifactor also attempts to bring to the fore the materiality of light and optical objects.
The understanding of how light works in defining the objects within The Magnifactor will be subjective - based on the audience's visual perceptions and interpretations. That means they are free to make sense of what they see in the visualisation given by The Magnifactor using the references of other objects that are familiar to them.

Nadia Francisca Gunawan
Nadia Francisca Gunawan
Nadia Francisca Gunawan