3. untitled, 2020. Uit het donker, Kasterlee

A mirror-like pool of still water in the middle of a forest was the starting point for this in-situ installation. A high-powered laser beam emerges from the treetops surrounding this pool and hits the surface of the water. The beam reflects straight upwards into the sky, seemingly defying the laws of physics.

Using only light and a small mirror floating on the water, this installation magnifies the subtle movement of the “still” surface. These disturbances of the surface, small and large, are translated by the movement of this needle of light. Readable and mesmerising at the same time.

As you approach the installation through the forest and spot the narrow beam in the night sky you cannot see its source nor the minimal movements. These become more apparent when getting closer to the pool upon discovering the simple yet powerful laws driving this installation.