sad madjick

Glass prisms taken from projectors, LED light, oscillating fan, dowel, cardboard, wire.

Sad Majick repurposes the prisms found in data projectors that are used to split white light into the RGB colours of digital imagery. A small LED light suspended from the ceiling traces the parameter of two prisms—gently bumping and vacillating around the objects as it is propelled by a nearby oscillating household fan. With each movement of the LED light, the prism splits and projects varying colour scapes across the room. Manning has used this principle of refracted light in other works, including Dichroic Filter Piece (extended projection) (2012-14), in which white light passes through an installation of triangular colour filters. 

sad majick, 2009. Photo Carl Warner
sad madjick, 2009