Light is one the active and strong parts of nature. Light usually refers to available light, which is electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye and is responsible for the sense of sight.
To understand and unravel all the mysteries of light few scientists and artists from all over the world were gathered at Panjim, Goa in January 2015. Through the interactive installations and performances they have tried to explore the various ways, sources, forms and the visuals of the existing light.
Light in reflection is one of the public installations created by artists Silvia Verdolini and Manuel Scortichini. Silvia Verdolini is a theoretical astronomer. Over the years, she has contributed and collaborated on a number of outreach events and children activities, trying to convey the beauty of physics through the vastness of our cosmos. Manuel Scortichini is an architect with a passion for interior design of recycled objects.
The concept of this installation is inspired by one physics experiment during Silvia’s elementary school curriculum in which there were few mirrors kept in all the classrooms and corridors and a source of light was circulated all over the place through the particular arrangement of those mirrors. Light in Reflection is a game where light coming from few spotlights can be transported by multiple reflections off rotating mirrors. When light reaches the target, it reflects out of the installation in a rainbow of colours. The installation is in the shape of the golden spiral, which is found in nature in the most diverse situations, from the structure of a shell, to the patterns created by the seeds of a sunflower up to vast galaxies. With this installation, the artist would like to convey that there are always many paths to reach a goal or state of mind, but there should be a general sense of moving in the same direction and contributing to the same cause.