An aluminium concentric cubic sculpture is illuminated with more than 120 metres of programmable LED. The sculpture was created by an Australian artist Kit Webster, who also employed sound designs for the work to cultivate a deeper audiovisual synesthetic connection.
Big Dipper, the kinetic light sculpture, created by an Australia-based artist Michael Candy has a plywood and metal body with 18 fluorescent tubes that emanate light onto the surrounding architecture as they move around the central helix mechanism. Completed over the course of one month, the piece was designed, built and assembled in India as part of the Kochi AIR residency program.
Kimchi and Chips, art and design studio based in Seoul, South Korea, have created the installation called Light Barrier, which materializes truly volumetric projections. The work is produced by crossing millions of calibrated beams, projections and convex mirrors. The compositions emerge as floating sculptures which change into dynamic moving images. Artists’ study of digital light is adding to the visual language of space and light, they say ‘brush strokes become descriptive like code, detailing reality and allying light with canvas.’
Light Barrier was co-commissioned by FutureEverything and the British Council Russia. It premiered at New Media Night Festival, Nikola-Lenivets 4–6 June 2014.
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Check out this amazing video from Japanese Dance Troupe Enra, directed by Visual Artist Nobuyuki Hanabusa. “Pleiades” uses dance, music, specialist lighting and technology and to create a unique experience in performance art, which is truly mesmerising and transports the audience to another world.
Smith added Mirrors to a 70 year old structure in Joshua Tree, California,which was
viewed by over 400 people but became an international phenomenon spreading like
wildfire on social networking sites and international press.
During the day the shack appears like a mirage in the desert, band of timber interspersed
with long mirrored panels gives the illusion that the building is see through.
As the sun set the mirrored doors and windows, which are hooked up to a computer
activated LED system, transform into brightly coloured geometric shapes which appear
to hover in the dark landscape.
Smith said, “Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change
of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project
begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected
light, projected light, and change.”
French artist Miguel Chevalier has transformed the floor of the former Sacré Coeur in morocco
with an installation entitled ‘Magic Carpets’.
Miguel Chevalier Tapis magiques 2014 Casablanca (Version courte)
from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.
An interactive light display, the floor is covered it with a huge layer of light, which is
constantly in a flux due to the digital construction of overlapping pixels.
Black and white graphics morphs into bright colour spirals that move about in time to
music by Michel Redolfi.
The work was inspired by biology, microorganisms and cells which have the ability to
multiply, divide and merge at different rates – much like Chevalier’s Magic Carpet when
which is affected by the viewer’s movements. When they move the patter is taken in a
‘Magic Carpets’ is in collaboration with Casablanca French Institut Software, Cyrille Henry and
Antoine Villeret with the help of voxels productions.