Olga Lah: Lucent Shifts
Lucent Shifts is a site-specific installation made up of discarded material—hundreds of sheets of silver reflective plastic. The work ascends across the space, creating an illusion of floating midair. The surface appears active as the material mirrors any objects or figures that pass closely by. The circular impressed pattern make the work glisten. The installation intends to be a transcendent experience that interrupts ordinary space. The work shifts from high to low to back down again. The movement points to a desire to transfer the viewer from the everyday to encountering something uplifting. It in turn invites an internal shift that may alter one’s perspective of our everyday surroundings.