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Tokujin Yoshioka’s ‘Rainbow Church’ – The liberation of light

Tokujin Yoshioka’s ‘Rainbow Church’ – The liberation of light


Tokujin Yoshioka - Rainbow Church installation view

‘Rainbow Church’

Rainbow church is aptly named and refers to an eight-meter-high installation that creates a rainbow as light is refracted within its space. The installation is a wall of crystal prism that throws off rainbows to anyone within the installation space. The 500 crystal prisms that make up the installation allow light passing through them to be refracted, creating rainbow hues in the areas around the installation and the adjacent walls resulting in an effect seen with stained glass only in this case there is no stained glass. One can interpret Rainbow Church in a number of ways. One interpretation draws upon the relationship between man and nature and hence creates a scene where form is given to it as his creation such as in the case of light into rainbows.

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