Movement is key to Lambert Kamp’s 7-metre-high installation. Nine luminous circles continuously rotate in and out of each other, the largest of them having a diameter of 4 metres and the smallest just 70 centimetres.
The rotating rings are reminiscent of the rings you might find around planets Jupiter or Saturn or the electrons circling an atom. The slow movement of the circles is almost hypnotising: at one moment they create an ordered pattern and then intersect in a disorderly manner the next. Order and chaos endlessly follow each other in this kinetic work of art.
For the artist, the moving rings represent the dynamic and rapidly-evolving world that we live in. Although we as humans sometimes lose control and let chaos prevail, moments of peace and clarity always follow. Kamps believes that order and chaos keep each other in balance like two sides of the same coin. We don’t have to fear change because the world’s systems are incredibly adaptable; after chaos, order will be restored.
Order/disorder has no beginning and no end. The movement is a constant rhythm with no end goal. The timelessness in the work is reminiscent of a dynamic work of light art that Kamps previously created for Amsterdam Light Festival; Touch of Time, a digital clock made of light tubes that slid in and out of each other, that would either accurately display the time or change into a geometric pattern.