Hand soldered reclaimed lamp shades of cotton/polyester, paper, flexible PVC and metal framing. Various sizes.
This experimental light installation is inspired by the common use of background noise as a remedy to sleeplessness. Each lamp represents an hour of sleep and depicts the sound vibrations of Max Richter’s eight-hour symphony ‘Sleep’. The hand-soldered patterns are derived using CymaScope - an instrument that converts the vibrations caused by sound into periodic water ripples which in turn create a series of geometric patterns. ‘Eight-Hour Lullaby’ invites the viewer into a pattern-rich space of light and shadows to imagine the energy and vibrations that surround us.
Eight-Hour Lullaby was exhibited as part of Tenfold Textile Collective's group show 'Background Noise' in August 2016. Please email for purchasing or other enquiries: louisekhicks(at)gmail.com