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Holographic Cubes Reflect Dazzling Spectrum of Colors

Have you ever found photos of an art installation that made you wish you could travel back in time? For us, this is one of them. Quantum Field X3 was an installation, by Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata, that was created for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain back in 2004. It consisted of two huge cube-like structures that were covered in holographic panels. Laser beams were projected onto the panels, which reflected and refracted visible light frequencies into a dazzling array of colors. As the museum stated, “Exceeding the natural limits of human perception, the work makes light particles visible to the naked eye in fascinating play of light and form.”

Recognized as a pioneer of contemporary laser art, Yamagata once said, “Our visual perception is limited to 0.38 percent of the emitted solar light spectrum. Though it is natural for humans to believe they perceive everything, there is quite a bit of natural phenomena that our senses are simply not aware of.”

Photo credit: Abriwin

Photo via: Guggenheim Bilbao

Photo credit: Sakura Saku

Guggenheim BIlbao's website

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