A Degree of Darkness | Sofie Loscher


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…light and darkness, brightness and obscurity, or if a more general expression is preferred, light and its absence, are necessary to the production of colour… Colour itself is a degree of darkness. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This work explores light in its most basic form. The polarised film blocks half of the light’s movement and creates prismatic colours that shift and change as we move in relation to the work. It exposes how we see refracted light, and how a change in direction might affect our perception. In his Theory of Colours, Goethe controversially claims that darkness is not an absence of light but an integral part of the colour spectrum. Darkness can fall on the light, and light can break through the darkness. But in both cases, colour arises.

Sofie Loscher (b. 1987) lives and works in Dublin. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from NCAD and a BA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT. Recent exhibitions include Light Falls, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2015); Intelligent Machinery, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (2015); Welcome Disturbance, The LAB Gallery, Dublin (2015); Neutral: Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2014); Agitationism, EVA International, Limerick (2014) and Periodical Review #4, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2014) and Ormston House, Limerick (2015).

OPENING Friday 12th June 7.00pm