HOW TO DISAPPEAR INTO A RAINBOW
HOW TO DISAPPEAR INTO A RAINBOW is a commissioned solo installation for the Fondation D’enterprise Hermes, comprising of a labyrinth of pastel planes and mirrors that is drawn from a light ethereal palette of daybreak hues. Inspired by Yves Klein, this site-specific work within the Hermes gallery expands on the theory that colours possess the ability to transport viewers from one realm or reality to the next, creating immaterial experiences. With each colour portal symbolising a moment and a journey in itself, viewers are guided by the alternating rhythms of horizons on an act of discovery that echoes a seamless perpetuity of losing and finding oneself over and over again.
Anchored by large pastel-hued plaster and wood blocks whose ends are lined with slender slabs of mirrors, the all-white room engenders an immediate sensation of quiet stillness. The random placement of the blocks creates physical gullies that coax visitors to flow in and out of spaces, their presence reflected in fleeting, disembodied mirrored glimpses. The concept is disarming in its simplicity and unexpectedly moving in the experience.
Pastel Prisms: Dawn Ng’s Free-ranging installation at Hermès aloft space, Wallpaper Magazine, 20th October 2016