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Loosely based on a psychedelic technique devised by an experimental filmmaker in the 1940’s, who created a series of abstract 16mm films that were used as visual therapy in the treatment of patients that served in the war. The films although experimental, proved that mere colour and sound had the power to alter or temporarily improve the mind frames of the emotionally scarred patients.

The use of colour for healing the mind has been significant throughout history, and the specific colour of an interior is thought to have a big influence on human health and behaviour. Bright colours can be conducive to mental alertness and activity, where the cooler, duller hues act as a sedative.

Creating these abstracted cavernous fluid landscapes with colourful curves and soft shapes Pilkington assaults the senses of the viewer, impacting their eyes with colour and form, provoking them to feel stimulated by the colour surrounding them. By forcing colour to the forefront of our consciousness, some connection to it becomes apparent and a response is evoked that infiltrates the emotions.

Rose Pilkington: London based Graphic and Moving Image Designer Rose Pilkington graduated from Central Saint Martins and has since continued to excite the visual senses. Fascinated by themes of optical illusion and visual perception stemming from her research on the psychological effect of colour, using a wide range of mediums, and a combination of 3D and 2D technics.

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