Liz West’s Your Colour Perception showcased

(UK) – Your Colour Perception transforms Federation House into visceral experience for visitors.

As West’s largest site-specific installation, Your Colour Perceptionincorporated 5,000 sq ft of Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces Federation House in Manchester.

Developed in direct response to the architectural space, West is interested in the psychological, physical, emotional and spiritual responses visitors experience during encounters with light. She used colour and light to create vast installation art that tested visitors’ perception of luminous colour by overloading it with artificial chromatic light.

The installation opened for two days on 30 January from afternoon to evening, intentionally utilising natural darkness to increase illumination and colouration in the work. Using the darkness of winter allowed more colour saturation in the light than if displayed any other time of the year.