Posted by Jon M

The Chromosaturation by Carlos Cruz-Diez relates to the idea that in the origin of every culture lies a primary event as a starting point. A simple situation that generates a whole system of thoughts, sensitivity, myths, etc. The Chromosaturation creates an artificial environment composed of three color chambers: one red, one green and one blue, that immerse the visitor in a completely monochrome situation. This experience creates disturbances in the retina, accustomed to receive wide range of colors simultaneously. The Chromosaturation can act as a trigger, activating in the viewer the notion of color as a material or physical situation, going into space without the aid of any form or even without any support, regardless of cultural beliefs.

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Nick Robinson says:

December 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

This is really cool…It’s fantastic how our senses activate memories and emotions subconsciously. It’s like a vague, long forgotten feeling, or a flavor in your mind.


Jeremy B says:

December 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

Olafur Eliasson uses the same effect in some of his Art. Its hard to describe just by pictures but the saturation of color, slowly increasing over time actually produces strong physical sensations like dizziness, Nausea, rapid pulse, etc. I had to leave his Chicago Museum of Modern Art exhibit because of nausea. Still, one of the coolest exhibits Id ever been to. These pictures look like the same concept on a larger scale. Thanks for sharing.