Between Light and Shadow (exhibition)

Two coiled black objects against a white background

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Booking not required

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LU Arts

An immersive and interactive experience of sculptural works challenging perceptions of reality.

About this exhibition

This exhibition by Yeshan Yang (School of Design and Creative Arts) provides an immersive and interactive experience of sculptures, such as cage-like structures that challenge viewers’ perceptions and the boundaries of reality. They do this by generating moiré patterns that challenge spatial depth and create motion where none exists.

The purpose of this research has been to analyse how illusion affects the boundaries of reality and perception through visual ambiguity in sculptures that have the structure of a cage. Furthermore, this has extended into explorations of how moiré patterns can challenge perceptions of sculpture’s materiality and dematerialize it perceptually.

Yang's research delves into the captivating world of illusion, pushing the boundaries of reality and perception through these cage-like sculptures.

By harnessing the power of moiré patterns, Yang explores the materiality of sculpture and its potential to transcend the physical realm. These dual cylindrical structures create a mesmerizing illusion of flow, undulation, and transformation, blurring the lines between the material and immaterial.

As you explore, your movements become integral in intensifying these illusions and challenging conventional material form. This exhibition also unveils a treasure trove of research models, studies, and reflective surfaces that mirror the art of perceptual ambiguity.


There is step-free access into the gallery via a ramp and side door. During opening hours, there will be an invigilator on duty in the gallery. If you require their assistance, then please alert them on arrival by calling to them or waving at them – the entrance to the gallery is fully glazed and the main entrance door should be open.

For more information about the venue, including photographs, view the access guide for Martin Hall on AccessAble.

If you have any specific access requirements then please contact in advance of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate them.


There are toilets located on the ground floor of Martin Hall including an accessible toilet. There is step-free access into this building.

Martin Hall Cafe serves light refreshments and is open from 8.30am to 3.30pm Mon-Fri. It is located behind the gallery.

Please note that visitors are now required to register their vehicle and pay to park on campus. 

More information on visitor parking

If you are travelling by public transport, you can take the Sprint Bus from Loughborough railway station or the town centre (Ashby Square) and alight at Loughborough College. Cross Epinal Way at the pedestrian crossing and keep going straight ahead to enter campus. This brings you onto Shirley Pearce Square with Martin Hall on the left. 

View the full Sprint Bus timetable.