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Your hesitant kaleidorama is the second kaleidorama in the exhibition Orizzonti tremanti that focuses exclusively on the optical phenomenon of light flares in lens systems. The structure, attached to the wall along one mirrored side, is tilted downward toward viewers, who face the curved screen straight on. Reflected by the two abutting mirror panels, the optically enlarged mirrored space seems to expand down and away from the viewer in three dimensions. On the wall behind the screen, a wooden box with a slowly rotating arrangement of lenses and color-effect filters refocuses a spotlight beam onto the rear of the screen. Coronas and tinted ellipses of light—usually considered as optical aberrations in photography or film—here instead become the focus in a complex, ever-changing display of shapes and shadows.

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Projection screen, mirror foil, wood, stainless steel, LED lamp, aluminum, brass, plastic, lenses, optical components, colour-effect filter glass (cyan), motors, electrical ballasts, control units