You step into a room. The walls are made up of coloured stripes. Above you, red, green and blue lights cycle through the spectrum of different colours. As the lighting changes, the walls around you seem to throb and move.

Magical Colour Space looks at the basics of colour perception. When light hits an object, the object absorbs some of the light wavelengths and reflects the rest. The human eye and brain work together to translate this reflected light into colour. As the light in Magical Colour Space slowly changes its proportions of red, green and blue, the coloured stripes on the wall reflect only the wavelengths in their own colour. Because the brain uses changes in light levels to help detect motion, this creates the illusion that the walls are moving.