MDES – Research (SAD)

Since doing the research in the gallery and asking the public questions I have seen a correlation between how the light impacted the viewers’ mood. This also got me into researching about the SAD (Season Affected Disorder) and the impact light has on our feelings. Not only that, the weather and days are becoming darker and we need to use more artificial light to light up the environments we spend time in. Therefore I have researched into the difference between artificial light and natural light as well as their impacts on your feelings.



This product doesn’t just use light to change people’s feelings but it also concentrates colours to manipulate what you are feeling, it tries to replicate the 24 hours light with reddish light shining in dawn and when you go to sleep the blue calms you down to be ready to sleep.

Personally I really like the idea of replicating daylight especially in places where light isn’t reachable, such as basement rooms etc.

Then this idea brought me back to Daniel Rybakken’s work and his LED installation piece where he replicated the idea of light shining through trees and seeing the shadows through the windows. This work is development from his ‘Daylight entrance’ work which I have mentioned at the start of the term.


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