Chris Wight designed a pair of large sliding doors between the chapel and assembly hall at this secondary school in Nottinghamshire. Wight has created a shimmering, light-responsive work composed of almost 3,500 delicate overlapping discs made from bone china. These are attached to toughened glass panels and installed within a rigid frame for durability and flexibility.
Light is allowed to filter through and the piece changes constantly throughout the day as the amount of daylight increases or decreases. The work echoes Japanese Shoji screens and uses this light to create a tranquil and reflective space at the school’s heart.
I wanted to create a translucent wall made of this magical material, which was capable of changing the atmosphere of the space. And though the piece has immediate impact, to fully experience the light responsive qualities of the bone china you need to see it at different times of day and throughout the year as it reacts to the changes in daylight. Chris Wight, Artist