Color Becomes A Perception-Altering Substance In These Interactive Rooms

<p>Carlos Cruz-Diez&#8217;s <i>Chromosaturation</i> installation immerses the viewer in monochromatic environments.</p>

Ever wondered what it might be like to live inside a rainbow? As impossible as that may be practically speaking, you could imagine it might be similar to artist Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Chromosaturation installations. Currently on show at Le Musée en Herbe in Paris until next December 16, and at The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico till February 24, 2013, viewers get to bask in the glowing hues of these immersive environments.

It’s a series he’s been experimenting with since the 1960s and this latest iteration uses the colors of red, green, and blue to create a reaction in the viewers’ retinas so the ethereal notion of color gets an physicality. The affect is a series of mind-altering chambers that viewers walk through, immersing themselves in these chromatic climates as their perceptions change from room to room.

[via Triangulation Blog]