In Our Mind’s Eye
Light and Sound Installation
An installation about the limit of human senses and how we use technology to expand this field.
In Our Mind’s Eye combines light and sound synthesis to transform the process of observation into physical experience - exploring the notion that a huge percentage of reality consists of what we cannot directly observe and only see in our mind’s eye.
In Our Mind’s Eye is created as an instrument to study the mechanisms behind human vision and attempts to overcome the separation between our perception of light and sound.
The starting point for the installation is human trichromatic vision: our eyes’ sensitivity to long, medium and short wavelengths of light (red, green and blue). Based on this phenomena, digital cameras are designed with RGB sensors and digital screens utilize RGB diodes.
The result is a perceptual feedback loop between humans, technology and nature, where technologies used to capture and display images - initially designed based on our senses - control how we see and experience the world.
The installation was created as a part of the Room on the Roof artist residency at de Bijenkorf in the Netherlands, kindly supported by the Southwest Creative Technology Network in the UK, and originally presented in Eindhoven in 2019. A revised iteration of the work was shown during LLUM Barcelona, 2021.
Installation concept and design: Ben Kreukniet
Sound design: Ben Kreukniet and Steven McInerney
16mm film: Steven McInerney