Gabey Tjon a Tham



))))) repetition at my distance


“))))) repetition at my distance” is a kinetic/light/sound installation based on a subjective interpretation of sound traveling through space.
The memory of wind passing through trees becomes tangible as a field of 16 rotating vertical blue lightwires that oscillate in spreading patterns. The wires behave like a living entity of individuals that respond to different forces.

Through time they develop situations that evoke strong associations with natural phenomena and show organic choreographies and gestures shifting back and forth between the natural and the robotic.

Its presence reconstructs architecture through a composition of light, movement, sound, and an absence of these. The piece suggests spaces via horizontal and vertical light flows, and through wind and whistle sonic elements derived from noise and sinewaves. The flickering of light produces after-images on the retina that become an integral part of the experience, as they blend with the light produced by the installation.



Gabey Tjon a Tham is an installation artist working and living in the Hague, The Netherlands.

Gabey transforms spaces into sensory and immersive environments through kinetic machines, light, and sound. She observes behaviours and patterns in nature from where she extracts and assembles fundamentals. Her work explores relationships between humankind, nature, and technology. In her works the technology has a logic on its own, it conflicts and harmonizes. The artist develops techniques and invents mechanical sculptures that embed different materials and perform at different poetic levels. Hereby natural-mechanical choreographies arise. The works invite us to wonder at, contemplate, and investigate.