The beauty of reality, the mysterious nature of reality.
Wave interference, a new work, is a kinetic sculpture made up of 88 fluorescent tubes; their light blocked except for a narrow slit, arranged horizontally running down the wall and onto the floor. A chain of cams run along one side to lift and lower each lamp in succession, creating a running wave along the length. If we imagine this as a waterfall, the wave becomes more frantic at the transition between the wall and the floor, and gradually peters out to a gentle stream.
The movement of the waves will also create a slow changing drone from an organ placed nearby, creating the ominous tone reminiscent of a horror film score.
Robyn Moody currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta where he is a sessional instructor in the department of Media Arts and Digital Technology at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Moody received a BFA in from the University of Lethbridge in 2000, and an MFA from NSCAD University in 2006. He takes a whimsical and multifaceted approach to artmaking, incorporating electronics, mechanics, film, performance, installation, sculpture, or whatever a project requires. Often humorous, often strikingly beautiful, and often hiding a dark secret, Moody's work explores (in whole or in part) the complex relationships between technological advances, human belief and understanding, the public's relationship with science, politics, and the natural world. In the past decade, Moody has shown his work regularly across Canada and in Europe. Notable examples include Kling and Bang (Reykjavik), La Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan), Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener), PM galerie (Berlin), Lydgalleriet (Bergen), the AND festival (Liverpool) and articule (Montréal). In 2010 he was nominated for the Sobey Art Award.