Struycken has been working since 2004 on a dynamic visual version for the composition .....explosante-fixe..... It will be a computer-generated image version that, in contrast to the wall hangings, precisely reflects the musical developments within the piece will follow. The combined sound and image version will be shown in the Holland Festival in 2006 as a three-screen projection and in 2007 in an extensive spatial arrangement with multiple projections in the Groninger Museum.
The wall hangings were made in the Textiel Museum in Tilburg on a computer-controlled
Struycken first designed a palette with 256 colours on the weaving machine for the new rugs. He then used these to structure his colour spaces from which the wall hangings are intersected. The earlier rugs had a palette of 28 colours. The extension in colour was possible by alternating white warp threads instead of only white warp threads (coloured warp) and by weaving with 8 weft colours instead of 6. 8-shank satin weaves were used and double cloth. Every binding (ie every colour) consists of a combination of four weft colours.
P.Struycken is interested in the coherence of colours. That is, in similarities and differences between colours and not in combinations of chosen single colours. For him, the relationship between colours is more important than the colours themselves. His growing conviction is that the experience of a limited number of colours as a colouristic unit, such as in a work of art or when applied in architecture, can be derived from colours in their natural coherence and can be traced back to general facts of experience. His interest in the history of views on colour, its perception, interpretation and appreciation help him to develop and substantiate his belief.
Over the years, Struycken has developed his own working method in which he views colour in its boundless variety, nuance and changeability without preconceived value or meaning. The pure look at colour for its opulence and changeability is what he strives for in his work.
Boulez-42_Entoptic Perception_2004 (design)
Boulez-45f_Entoptic Perception_2004 (design)
Boulez-45e-38a_Entoptic Perception_2004 (design)