Daylight Comes Sideways

Fri, November 08
Daylight Comes Sideways

Daniel Rybakken's light installations are striking in what they reveal about our primeval relationship with natural light. Take the room above: light enters seemingly from outside, expanding the perceived space beyond the room itself.

When the light is taken away, the room feels smaller, enclosed, claustrophobic.

Here Rybakken simulates the effect of daylight falling on a table by projecting light and the pattern of a shadow on the floor: an application which can be used in dark, enclosed spaces to give the illusion that bright light is streaming in.

The 'Screened Daylight' lamp recreates the effect of ambient light entering a room behind drawn curtains or blinds, suggesting an expanded space beyond.

In the 'Daylight Entrance', sunlight falls obliquely upon an office stairwell that has no natural light, creating an effect that is subtly uplifting and inviting. Our favourite.

The installation continues three stories upwards and comprises of 6,000 LED lamps.

Finally, the illusion of daylight in 'Daylight Comes Sideways' is enhanced by the motion of light behind the shadowy, blurred surface. 

To see Rybakken's full portfolio, visit Daniel Rybakken Studio