It looks like a colorful collage populated with overlapping animal species – delightful to the senses, but also chaotic. But, like the theory of evolution itself, there is a purpose to the disorder and method to the madness … which becomes apparent when you flip the light switch.
The Carnovsky Collective fashioned this installation to reveal different historic species and stories with changing colored light filters – red, yellow and blue reveal unity even as each conceals one of the RGB scenes. Trippy, vibrant and absolutely stunning, this collection is definitely unlike any other wall covering on the market, and the fact that it’s interactive just takes it over the top in terms of coolness.
Each filter is also reflective of a psychological state tied to the way colors impact our emotions and mental readiness. Red, for instance, is related to wakefulness … blue to sleep and so forth, which in turn informs the content of each image series.
While the group has applied the same technique to trick tarot cards and framed wall artworks, the effect is extremely pronounced in a whole-room setting like this, where wall-to-wall illustrations transform dramatically in the blink of an eye.
“RGB is a work about the exploration of the ‘surface’s deepness.’ RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. Carnovsky’s RGB is an ongoing project that experiments with the interaction between printed and light colors. The resulting images are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three layers.”
“Carnovsky is a Milan based art and design duo comprised of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla.”