PMQ - Sept 2020


Location: Courtyard, G/F

Upon Light

Here, the invisible heterogeneity gives rise to vibrance.

Light largely determines our perception of the world. It brightens up the world and brings us the full spectrum of colors, revealing the textural qualities of all matters. Omnipresent, but often disregarded. The study of quantum physics suggests that light behaves in a different way when we look at it, almost intelligently. If light does think, what does it think about?

During our research on polarizing filters, we are inspired by how light interacts with matter. It’s almost like magic: while light is completely blocked by two perpendicular filters, it can pass through when a third filter is added. Do filters always reduce light? Yet, iridescence is generated when a fully or semi-transparent filter is added. It makes us realize sunlight, as simple as it may seem, somehow resembles the elusive moonlight cereus, which blooms out of the blue. There are rainbows all around us, hidden in plain sight.

To share the joy, we orchestrated this performance of colors. Through each of the modules, the timbres of light are amplified and sublimed, meticulously forming a harmonic instrument that paints with light. The act of seeing and being seen will then become an intimate conversation between light and us.



WARE, a multimedia design studio based in Hong Kong, is a collective of digital design professionals, artists, and creative technologists. Working locally and internationally with cultural sectors and commercial brands, WARE creates digital experiences by fusing art with technology.

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