2021

Pulse

Manasvi Suggula

Manasvi Suggula

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Pulse

Manasvi Suggula

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Pulse

Manasvi Suggula

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

For most of my life, I’ve been in a constant battle with the overwhelming feeling of anxiety as well as the anticipation associated with it. I’m in a constant state of questioning “what if…?” which can be daunting considering the future is so intrinsically uncertain and unpredictable. This interactive lighting experience is a visual representation of my personal experience with anxiety. The motion of the rings moving back/forth or expanding/retracting resembles the trapped cycle of paranoia and overthinking. No matter how one interacts with the slinky, whether they tap or pull it, the lighting response is always unpredictable/uncertain - similar to how I feel being in an anxious state of mind, when I don’t know what to expect and that uncertainty is what fuels my anxiety. The sharp contrast between the defined red inner circle and the more faded/burry outer rings is a portrayal of the comparison between the feeling of being in control of my emotions to the more uncontrolled, blurry, chaotic state of “not knowing”. The large scale and stark red color of the light is a visual accessory to the main light of how overbearing this emotion is for me. As for my actual physical fixture, I wanted to keep the lighting as the main, dominant element and the structure as a subdominant element. The curves of the projection and lamp base resemble a continuity of the circular forms in the lighting effect.

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