GABEY TJON A THAM (NL): Red Horizon

‘Red Horizon’ is a kinetic light and sound installation by Gabey Tjon a Tham consisting of double pendulums that form a plane of white particles in a three dimensional space. Each arm of the pendulum contains a white light and a small speaker that moves along the unpredictability of the mechanism to create both order and chaos. The emergence of complex behavior – a phenomenon that occurs in for example a swarm of individuals which, through simple rules, display complex behavior, patterns and intelligence as a whole – is taken as a starting point. The installation lingers between the natural and mechanical, creating entities that give a feeling of an eerie, unknown, living and breathing presence. Light, sound and movement guide their presence as music with physical dimensions, becoming an abstract automatic ballet.

‘Red Horizon’ was created in close collaboration with software artist Marcus Graf. It is a co- production of TodaysArt and Museum of Transitory Art and was realized with the support of Stroom Den Haag