The Narrative of Sunlight
‘The Narrative of Sunlight’ is a series of kinetic light installations created by Ellis Holman and reflect on her fascination for the behaviour of sunlight around us. The series consists out of three separate light installations that come from the same narrative. The goal of the work is to create a contemporary form of escapism inspired by the optical effects of sunlight. Creating a wondering moment of seeing something beautiful but also the curiosity of how it is created. Pieces that make you think but also let you return to a moment of timelessness and give you a reminder to take a deep breath. A work that gives the viewer an opportunity to escape.
"After creating the first and the second piece I realized there was more to the story, and I researched other landscapes that had the same effect on me. Chapter N.3 is about the dune landscape. When in the second piece it is about how we navigate through a landscape, with the third piece I want to focus on staying still in one place and letting the landscape move around us and how that affects the perception of light. In a landscape that is so dry that it makes it almost as liquid as water. Sitting still while the sand patterns around us slowly change by the wind and the sunlight keeps creating new shadows, a strange combination of a sense of timelessness and watching the time pass in the same moment."