N-Light Objects
Cube, Divided Cube, Octahedron, Tetrahedron, Trapezium

In the Numen Light project we used "spy glass" as means for experimenting with geometric spatial nets outlined by beams of light. The focus was primarily on the study of perception, spatiality and perspective. Depending on the position of the light source, first in the line of objects is perceived as either an enigmatic reflective cube or a vertiginous display of an orthogonal neon grid collapsed into the depths of infinite multiplication - a virtual abyss unlocked by purely analog means.

Hexahedron is a polyhedron with six faces. A regular hexahedron, with all its faces square, is a cube.

cube with fragmented surfaces. Each of six surfaces of the cube are divided into 9 identical square fields. The square fields are not mutually parallel − the reflection is deconstructed.

We subsequently furthered our research towards more complex, non-orthogonal geometries of convex regular polyhedra - the platonic solids - again cast in neon-traced spyglass. These objects, when lit, produce images that function as ideograms for non-Cartesian definition of space, in which the vanishing points are multiple and elusive, with the primary form of each solid projected ad nauseam, creating fractal light graphics. The result was the flattening of the Cartesian depth of field, characteristic of the cube, into a surface phenomenon of psychedelic ornamentation. Octahedron was the first in the line of complexity to produce completely chaotic, impossible grids.

Octahedron is a polyhedron with eight faces. A regular octahedron is a Platonic solid composed of eight equilateral triangles, four of which meet at each vertex.

Tetrahedron is a polyhedron composed of four triangular faces, three of which meet at each vertex. A regular tetrahedron is one in which the four triangles are regular, or “equilateral,” and is one of the Platonic solids. The tetrahedron represents the classical element fire.

Trapezium is a quadrilateral, which is defined as a shape with four sides, that has one set of parallel sides. Some authors define it as a quadrilateral having exactly one set of parallel sides, so as to exclude parallelograms, which otherwise would be regarded as a special type of trapezoid.