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An Additive Mixture (detail), light installation
An Additive Mixture, light installation
An Additive Mixture, light installation
An Additive Mixture (detail), light installation
An Additive Mixture (detail), light installation
Subtractibe Mixture #3, card and vinyl on paper (representation drawing of sculptural work)
Subtractibe Mixture #1, card and vinyl on paper (representation drawing of sculptural work)

Light Installation (T5 fluorescent stick-lights)
Dimensions variable
2013

In this site-specific installation work, specially conceived for Bury Light Night, West has systematically arranged numerous multicoloured fluorescent stick-lights in an empty retail unit. The title of work is taken from Josef Albers text ‘Interaction of Colour’, where it is explained that a direct mixture of projected light demonstrates an additive mixture where the sum of all colours in light is white.

An Additive Mixture is a sculptural interpretation of a recent work-on-paper where West has considerately positioned and orchestrated the lights as a direct response to details in the space. The relationship between the different hues is apparent through West’s attraction and understanding of colour theory.