© 2017 Kelley Sheehan
Kanizsa Triangle - toy piano + electronics
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Kanizsa Triangle  is an optical illusion discovered around 1950. It is described as follows: "When looking at the Kanizsa triangle, one sees the shape of a white, equilateral triangle in the center that appears to occlude the shapes around it. The nonexistent white triangle also appears to be brighter than the surrounding area, but in fact it has the same brightness as the background." Using phenomenon such as beating patterns the work creates similar, if different, illusions.

Duration: 5-7'

Instrumentation: Toy Piano and Tape

Year: 2017