The art object is a digital photo frame which works in a slideshow mode. The screen shows a succession of 186 slides in five-second intervals.
The presentation progresses in a circular motion, the cycle continues approximately 15 minutes, and the beginning and the end aren’t clearly marked. Each slide is a clean color plate with a number in the lower right corner.
The plate colors were taken from the very first RAL palette we found as a result of our online image search. The numbers in the corner correspond to the numbers in the RAL palette.
The RAL colors are the colors of patterns seen on metal. The color emerges when light reflects off the color, but the frame itself generates both light and color, i.e. from the standpoint of physics, it’s obviously a deception. In addition, the deception is increased by the photo frame’s low quality. The viewer, nonetheless, believes that the color is exactly as he sees it.