Life is full of duality: resting reflection and active forward movement. “The Portals” take you on an inward journey of reflection to navigate your path to the future.
A dazzling LED display plays with the eye, questioning reality and perspective. The use of mirrors and light will allow you to see yourself… and where you’re going.
Where will they take you?
Florentine Farms was proud to debut The Portals in June 2018 at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan. This piece is a reflection and progression. A look into oneself to progress further down the path.
During the day, The Portals were a mirror finish, reflecting from their place in the ground the faces of forest dwellers as the canopy swayed above. A time to reflect, look at yourself, look at your friends, look at the forest. A shimmering awning, protecting Sherwood travelers. As day transitions into night, something magical happens, reflection becomes knowledge and forward momentum propels you into the nether below. The mirrored disks light up from within and creates a portal into the ground. Tricks to perception make the disks appear to descend into the abyss, like an infinity mirror. This change allows you to experience both reflection and progression. In the same place, we can both reflect about our lives and think about the future.
Immerse yourself in light.
The Infinity Temple is the second light installation based on optical illusions and mirrors created at Florentine Farms by Stephen Rhoades. Built specifically to debut at Electric Forest 2019, the Temple is made of 40+ two-way triangles and over 10,000 LEDs. Utilizing sophisticated mapping technology, the Temple is completely programmable to any visuals and music.
This scale up from 2018’s “The Portals” continues to play upon a duality of life, night and day. During the day rests a reflective dome. Time to reflect upon yourself, your peers and your surroundings. At night transports you to another world. Introspection… looking forward… and looking into infinity.