tokyo-based artist hitomi sato has created an installation called ‘sense of field’ where she aims to recreate the shimmers of light, achieving not only a visual experience but also a sense of touch and an aesthetically pleasing encounter. thousands of transparent film hands extrude from two parallel walls, leaving a space in the middle for the spectator to move along. this movement makes the little bristles shake from side to side, resulting in a beautiful dance that thanks to the light create reflective flashes. this strange illusion changes depending on the angle and location of who’s seeing it.
the artist comments on the motivation of the project saying that ‘when (she) sees the shimmer of light, images of various natural light comes to her mind. for example, ripples on the water’s surface, sunlight through the leaves of trees, rays from a break in the clouds, and the reflections on window’s glass.’