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Carsten Nicolai | Moiré Rota

July 5, 2011

The optical effects of moiré patterns result when two grids are overlaid at a slight angle creating a third visual interference pattern on top of the original layers.  Moiré and other distortions in human perception are explored in Carsten Nicolai’s exhibition Moiré Rota. 

“The moiré phenomenon stimulates essential questions about how human perception affects our understanding of the world:  Do we perceive reality (through seeing, hearing, feeling, etc.) as it is really constituted, or do we misinterpret it by adding or subtracting crucial elements which consequently change it?”

Carsten Nicolai. Moiré Rota. 2010

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