RGBW BY Camilo Sandoval, Dawid Liftinger

Within a fraction of seconds, the three primary color red, green, blue (RGB) and also white are projected sequentially onto a surface, to create, to the eyes of a human, a single colorful image. We want to deconstruct this “artificial” and show the original components. A projector is placed in the middle of an empty room and pointing towards a spinning 45-degree-shifted mirror. The projection falls onto the surrounding walls and is the only source of light in the room. On certain RPMs that resonate with the projector’s frequency, the image divides from a usually perceived white onto several fractured projections. The colors red, green, blue, and white (RGBW), twine on the walls creating a seamless colorful loop. The result, in effect and also in technique, alludes to that of an old zoetrope. Visitors of the piece are invited to enter the room and spend as much time as desired in order to perceive the different effects generated by the combinations of different light intensities and variations on the speed of the rotating mirror.


Mohsen Gallery


Dawid Liftinger (b. 1986, Austria) explores sensory and synaesthetic states in his works, through hand-built electronics, harnessing the essential properties of light and sound across installations and performances. Since 2018, he cooperates with the Neue Musik Ensemble ElectronicID as a light sound artist. Also, he is a co-founder with Stefan Tiefengraber of the curatorial soundart project radio433. He is currently based in Cologne, Germany.