Colour Wheels

Permanent Light Installation

MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland

Colour Wheels is a permanent light installation for the new entrance of the ‘Mary I’ campus of Limerick University, Ireland. Each of of the 12 lamps project a circle of primary colour (red, green or blue) which overlap to make secondary colours (yellow, cyan and magenta). Three superimposed projections will make a circle of white light in which a person will cast three shadows, one in each of the secondary colours. A computer programme - reacting to data coming from a surveillance camera - controls the dimmers of all twelve projectors, creating more complex interactions of colours with the people who are moving through the entrance space and the adjacent student forum.


Colour Wheels. Permanent light installation for MIC,University of Limerick, Ireland

Study of wheel variations, February 2011