• LIQUID CRYSTALS ENVIRONMENT: GUSTAV METZGER


© Gustav Metzger

Made in 1965 and recreated in 2005.  Ref T12160
On loan from Tate to Kettle's Yard, Cambridge UK.


Liquid Crystal Environment is made using heat-sensitive liquid crystals that are placed between glass slides and inserted into projectors. The slides are rotated to create movement within the liquid, and as the crystals are heated and cooled they change colour. The patterns produced within the various slides are then simultaneously projected onto screens around the exhibiting space, all under the control of a computer program.  Lucy Watling 2012