The collation of technology and craftsmanship has becomes increasingly complex in the art world. Kit Webster’s work is testimony to this with his light-based projections that depict elaborate kaleidoscopic imagery. As an extension to the visual and perceptual experimentations to his online sensation, Enigmatica, comes Prismatica.
Prismatica consists of arrangements of pyramid-shaped crystals affixed to an LCD screen and illuminated with programmed geometric animations. These animated patterns are precisely mapped to the vertices of the crystals, illuminating them individually and in formation. The animations are further refracted through the geometry of the crystals in accordance with the shifting perspective of the observer, which in turn alters the way the illuminations appear and interact with reflections of surrounding lights within the space.
Webster believes that his work is a chance for people to catch a glimpse of what can be possible, witnessing the unknown and coming away from the experience with new ideas and perceptions. Where the theory behind his work can seem slightly overwhelming- the result is nothing short of aesthetically stunning.