ADMISSION IS FREE ALL DAY, 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
Kaleidoscope Kandeo by Deniz Nicole is on display at the Museum of Ventura County from Saturday, September 28—October 6, 2019. To closeout Kaleidoscope Kandeo, bring the entire family to Free First Sunday on October 6, 2019 from 11—2 p.m. and create your own miniature kaleidoscope with Artist Deniz Nicole! As always, admission to the Museum is free all-day (11 a.m.—4 p.m.) and includes access to all the galleries, including the latest exhibit California Cool: Mid-century Modernism on the Central Coast.
Come view and play Kaleidoscope Kandeo, then build your own! Kaleidoscope Kandeo by Deniz Nicole debuted at Burning Man in 2019, and is a 20-foot-tall faceted teardrop-shaped tower made from bent steel tubing. Clad in iridescent laser-cut paneling, the installation will be a shimmering tear when illuminated at night. Gazing upwards within the hexagonal interior, participants observe a colorful glass gem suspended above a conical mirrored structure. Participants are invited to create a shared experience with each other by powering & observing the spinning gem box. Utilizing two different handles, participants will create & fluctuate the complex rotation & spin of the gem box. Without communal effort the kaleidoscope’s image will remain static. Reflections of the colors & complexity of motion will create a fantastic kinetic kaleidoscopic image. At dusk, the laser cut paneling will reveal backlit patterns of light that make the kaleidoscope a waypoint in darkness.