I stopped by west London’s Serena Morton Gallery recently to take in Frequency, a collaborative, multi-dimensional exploration of light by designer lighting specialists Haberdashery and photographer Julian Abrams, in which the artists intend to ‘manipulate light and mould it to suit their own curiosities’.
The fascinating installation features photography and dynamic lighting sculpture from two of Spinocchia Freund’s favourite creative minds. The first floor is filled with Julian’s photographs: intoxicatingly beautiful aluminium-mounted prints, each mesmerising in their ability to appear simultaneously geometric and organic. Moving downstairs, it all becomes clear: a dark room full of Haberdashery’s captivating light sculptures, both fixed and dynamic – these 3D works have provided the content for the 2D patterns upstairs.
As Haberdashery explain: ‘The light sculptures use spun metal surfaces to reflect carefully programmed light sequences, creating wonderful patterns and texture. Julian has captured distinct moments of these works through his photography.’
Their kaleidoscopic collaboration plays with the viewer’s perception of light; the way a structure is represented on paper is chosen at the one precise moment when the camera’s shutter drops. It is a spellbinding project exploring the ever-shifting nature of light, and its ability to make people see things differently.
We love collaborating with both Julian Abrams and Haberdashery across our design studio projects; watching them enter the fine art space at this impressive level makes us extremely proud. We’re excited to see how the experience impacts upon their styles within our own future collaborations.