C8 is a self-commissioned art work created as an exploration of light as the medium for playing with perception and dimensionality. It borrows its name from the Tesseract, typically visualised as the shadow of a four dimensional cube projected into 3d-space, and from the cervical spinal nerve eight which is responsible for the flexion of fingers in humans. Like the electrical impulses propagating through synapses, pulses of brightness travel along the outer edges of the shape, endlessly repeating patterns of light.
The sculpture consists of six mirror foiled acrylic plates attached to a custom welded steel frame. The frame has a total of 1340 LEDs attached along the inside and are controlled by a computer placed in the base on which the installation rests.