Selena Seifert & Chris Wellwood

Kolorhaus, 2017

Stained glass mosaic on perspex
200 x 150 x 180cm

Selena Seifert & Chris Wellwood

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“I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world. It is a trick to make a coloured world, which does not exist outside of human beings.”
― Albert Hofmann

Kolourhaus is an immersive sculpture that aims to capture the light, and use it to make a sculpture that the viewer will desire to enter. Once inside the viewer has an immersive experience in the realm of colour. Kolorhaus plays with  the tradition of stained glass creating an experience of a spiritual space, one whereby the viewer may feel and see the colour.

In this exhibition the sculpture is the antithesis of the dark black coal-miners hut below it. The rainbow of diffracted colours intensify the colours of the surrounding rainforest, amplifying our mood inside and outside of sculpture. While consciously secular in conception, it is hoped those experiencing it will be subject to the same involuntary ‘uplifting of the spirit ‘ felt when entering an old church embellished with stained glass, no matter what one believes. It is impressive that colour alone can have this effect.