Fluorescent lights do not produce a continuous stream of illumination; instead... they flicker.
Pulsations at frequencies of 60Hz and above are inadequate to produce cognizant awareness but can induce a neural response in people sensitive to those wavelengths. Headaches, eye fatigue and nausea are some of the common symptoms. Yet, for the most part, the hum and flicker of fluorescent lighting, that many of us work, eat, and shop under goes consciously unnoticed.
By law, higher-efficient lighting has been phased in since 2012, but many older fixtures are still found in millions of offices, schools, retail stores, factories and warehouses. The technology of these older systems is such that the light intensity and color temperatures can vary significantly through a series of equally exposed frames.
Cameras equipped with a unique rolling-shutter system show clearly these fluctuating rhythms. FLICKERLAND is a collection of the character of light we most commonly use to illuminate our indoor worlds. The frequency of each fluorescent light's flicker lending it its unique personality.