Always and Again

Jonathan Sparks

An installation that explores our pursuit of unattainable goals. Through interaction with a kinetic light sculpture, it attempts to create an intimate experience, evoking the hope and dejection that comes with naively seeking the impossible.


Always and Again is an interactive installation designed for individual users to have an intimate experience. It consists of an enclosed square area with lit kinetic cubes suspended from the ceiling accompanied by a musical score. The movement of the individual cubes combine to create a larger form that morphs as it traverses the space, alternating between being attracted to the user’s hand and being repelled by it. In this way the the user is invited to reach up and play with it as a larger mass, only to have that mass break apart and disperse. Always and Again aims to represent the struggles we often face in setting up unachievable goals for ourselves.