With a screening of Reverse Spectrum Reverse by Margaret Honda, KW Institute for Contemporary Art continues its new series titled Pause, envisioned as a punctuation of the on-going program through the presentation of singular artworks for a concentrated period of time in order to bridge relationships between the past, present and future.
Linking the spring and the autumn season at KW, the American artist and filmmaker Margaret Honda presents her colour-field film, Spectrum Reverse Spectrum (2014). The camera less film mines the entirety of the available colour spectrum of the 70mm print stock as a fluctuating entity between a physical, industrially produced body, and an elusive philosophical concept that reveals the gulf between the measurable and experiential. Moving gradually through the visible light spectrum from violet to red, then back to violet, the colours’ relative densities and durations follow those in the spectrum itself. The subjective effects of the film, causing each viewer to perceive the film differently, enhanced by the size and brilliance of its being in 70mm, make you aware of the act of watching and thus reminding you of the body you inhabit.