janus fouche about notable work prints

Moiré strip A

Janus Fouché 2017

Moiré patterns are an optical illusion, that illustrate visually what a cross-modulated sound would look like.
There is an interference between two visually layered textures, and our sight. This interference creates secondary wave-forms, or ripples that distort and overwhelm the true object or image.
This is similar to how more complex sound waves are generated when two or more single-cycle frequencies are modulated.

A moiré pattern is created when a coordinated series of (slightly differently coloured) concentric rings are repeatedly drawn and moved.
Apart from the moiré, many different patterns and colours emerge from this internal dialogue.
In this piece, a seres of smaller loops and circles start forming

950X 290 mm
Digital Print on Felix Schoeller 200gsm
Aluminium Frame

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