This is the twelfth of a series of articles showcasing pictures taken on the Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm/1:0.95. These pictures were taken at Carriageworks during Sydney Festival 2020 and features the Radiant Flux installation by Rebecca Baumann.
For more information on the Heliar 17.5mm lens, check out my initial impressions article and other articles in the series:
- Initial Impression
- The Rocks
- Woolloomooloo to Sydney CBD walk
- Mitchell Library
- Sydney Trades Hall
- Sydney Haymarket and Chinatown
- Newtown Record Fair
- Camperdown Cemetery
- Newtown Street Art
- St. Andrew’s Cathedral
- Queen Victoria Building
- St. Mary’s Cathedral
According to Sydney Festival 2020, Radiant Flux is artist Rebecca Baumann’s site-specific response to the unique light, space and architecture of the Carriageworks building.
Spanning over one-hundred metres in length, Radiant Flux sees every glass surface of the Carriageworks exterior and skylights covered in dichroic film, a dynamic material that shifts colour when viewed from different angles, and transmits the opposite chromatic spectrum to what it reflects.
The result is a spectacular immersion into a kaleidoscopic world of colour and light that responds continuously to the environmental conditions around it.
Baumann’s practice oscillates between states of precision and variance, permanence and impermanence. An encounter with Radiant Flux will never be the same twice.
This is another good opportunity is how how well the lens captures colour and detail in relatively low light situations.
The lens performed quite well, and I was really pleased with the colour rendering and overall balance. It is also good at reproducing straight architecture lines with minimal optical distortion.