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Psychedelic Sheets of Soap Film

Dutch artist Nicky Assmann has taken the core ingredients of soap bubbles and created a mesmerizing cinematic installation around the swirling visuals in her piece entitled Solace. Like a work of robotic performance art, an automated mechanism reaches into a vat of soapy water with a metal rod and expands upwards to reveal a fragile sheet of soap film, reflecting its surroundings in a psychedelic spectrum of colors.

The stretch of soap-infused water drizzles spellbinding patterns of color, occasionally bursting from the pull of gravity. Gravity and light play crucial roles in this piece's effective appeal. By setting up a light close by, the reflected light projects and dances on the walls of the space like the walls of a shimmering grotto. Solace is scheduled to begin showing at Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh on July 13, 2012. Until then, take a glimpse of the installation in motion in the video, below.

Nicky Assmann website
via [Co.Design, HYPNA]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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