RGB Fan
2013
Dimensions variable
altered fan, theater light, custom electronics

A theater spotlight shines on an industrial fan that has been altered to have three highly reflective fan blades- one red, one green, and one blue. The blades spin so fast that they blur together and produce a hypnotic ring of white-ish light projected on the adjacent wall. The somewhat choppy light is reminiscent of a cinematic frame rate, and induces strange optical phenomena and sensations. Photographing the piece with a high shutter speed produces a frozen rainbow of colors, illustrating what is known as the additive color process, in which red, green, and blue are added together to create a broad array of new colors.