Kaleidoscope is an immersive light installation/sculpture
It was created to remind us that In times of darkness we must keep the lights shining. We must reflect the good that is in each of our fellow humans and work towards bringing back the light - one shining act of kindness at a time, until the light illuminates the world and all its citizens.
a constantly changing pattern or sequence of objects or elements.
from Greek kalos ‘beautiful’ + eidos ‘form’ + -scope
(from modern Latin -scopium, from Greek skopein ‘look at)
Each of us is a kaleidoscope, an endless reflection of a million shards of things seen, felt and experienced. And we carry in our bones the kaleidoscope of generations past. The migration of millennia across the globe and even the churning ocean and the song of distant stars all endlessly reflected in changing patterns that make us who we are.
In times of darkness we must keep the lights shining. We must reflect the good that is in each of our fellow humans and work towards bringing back the light - one shining act of kindness at a time, until the light illuminates the world and all its citizens.
The video is composed of 99 Kaleidoscopes created from cherry blossom time-lapse photographs taken over a 3 year period from buds to falling blossoms in the College Gardens neighborhood of Rockville, Maryland.
Article in the Norwegian American by Christine Foster Meloni: Liliane Blom’s latest piece is a shining reflection of humanity:
A few of the comments left by visitors about Kaleidoscope
A perfect next stop for this remarkable installation would be the Hirshhorn.
My favorite piece at Artomatic ever!
Let us all join together and sit by the shiny, mirrored, spinny thing and give thanks to the all powerful reflective god.
What a welcome Oasis! Thanks for sharing this meditation space.
So beautiful, wonderful, mood altering, enriching, inspiring, energizing - Thank You!
I can't leave.
A short overview of the Kaleidoscope installation
Kaleidoscope is an immersive video projection. In a darkened room the visitor is immersed in a tranquil environment of colors, lights, and sounds.
The focal point of the room is a rotating screen about 45” in diameter on the floor in the center of the room. A video of constantly changing patterns is projected onto this screen. This video is made up of 99 screenshots of changing kaleidoscopes created from time-lapse photographs of cherry blossoms, from buds to fallen petals, that Blom photographed over a three-year period.
Fixed around the circumference of the screen are 36 unique and different 12-inch-long "mirror" arms. Each arm is different and made up of a mix of little mini glass mirrors. Their colors change as they rotate with the patterns of the kaleidoscope and light bouncing off the mirrors is reflected around the room.