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The Walk Through The Vortex

Crossing over the Des Moines River, this 40km Iowa bridge created an opportunity for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to experience ‘getting into the vortex’ - in literal sense.

Photo:  Carol Vanhook

Once trail, now pedestrian bridge, has mesmerizing lighting scheme during the nighttime, but it’s also creating a remarkable scene during the day, with a raw steel installation and beautiful nature.

The spiraling steel frames around the concrete roadbed are intended to evoke the sense of descent into a mine shaft, a nod to the history of mining in central Iowa.

Photo:  Phil Roeder

The lights, switched on between dusk and midnight, reflect in the river below, uniting the “rails to trails” project to the wide vistas of the landscape.

Constellations by Joanie Lemercier

Constellations is an audio visual installation by Joanie Lemercier.

It’s an abstract journey through geometric structures formed by the universe.
Light is projected on invisible water particles to form shapes and intangible structures in the air.

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Intersensory Theater for Babies by Dalija Acin Thelander

Choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander is creating mesmerizing and safe artistic environments for infants and adults. She is combining visual arts, dance, music and poetry to offer her youngest audience an experience that shouldn’t be exclusive to adults.

Photo: D. Matvejev

Photo: D. Matvejev

Fundamental for my motivation to create for the youngest audience is the perception of the child as equal to an adult, worthy of encountering arts in early years.
— Dalija Acin
Photo: D. Matvejev

Photo: D. Matvejev

Her performances stimulate all senses and perception of babies and encouraging interaction, sparking their curiosity and triggering exploration.

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My choreographic practice considers the synergy of choreography and installation art and their capacities for activation of the audience.
— Dalija Acin
Photo: Fernando Molin

Photo: Fernando Molin

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Shaped by the Nature

Australia-born artist James Tapscott creates beautiful and otherworldly outdoor installations using various types of light.

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In the Arc series he allows time and nature to produce it’s artwork with the help of light.

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Arc One is installed at Lake Tyrell, Victoria. Beginning as a gentle arc, a 100 meter length of flexible rope-light imbedded in the lake’s crust is left for one month to allow the site to manipulate it’s form through daily tidal movements.

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salt crust

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Land mass at dusk

Land mass at dusk

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The forms I create are usually quite simple and elegant – without baggage. I strive to enable the viewer to experience the work in a state of nameless non-objectification, if only for the briefest of moments.

This primal interaction empowers one to transcend language and embrace the potential to remove all boundaries between self and subject, matter and energy, light, time, information… hopefully to see a little more today than they did yesterday.
— James Tapscott
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Spotlight - 2019 Bucharest Light Festival

This years theme for Romanian light festival is “Digital Europe. Europe of the Future”

Abstract by    Collectif Coin   (FR)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Abstract by Collectif Coin (FR)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Wave-Field by    L4 Studio    &    Wireframe Studio   (CA)  Photo: Cristi Mitrea

Wave-Field by L4 Studio & Wireframe Studio (CA)

Photo: Cristi Mitrea

microCOSMOS by Ygreq Interactive  (RO)  Photo: Petru Ivu

microCOSMOS by Ygreq Interactive (RO)

Photo: Petru Ivu

A Sky for All Livia Zaharia  (RO)  Foto: Daniel Oprea

A Sky for All Livia Zaharia (RO)

Foto: Daniel Oprea

Abyss by    Nicolas Paolozzi    / Module  (FR)  Photo: Alban Guerry-Suire

Abyss by Nicolas Paolozzi / Module (FR)

Photo: Alban Guerry-Suire

Stratum by    Chevalvert Studio    &    Mirage Festival   (FR)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Stratum by Chevalvert Studio & Mirage Festival (FR)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Discoballs by   360 Revolution  (RO)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Discoballs by 360 Revolution (RO)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Wheel of Time   by Les Ateliers Nomad  (RO)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Wheel of Time by Les Ateliers Nomad (RO)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Urban Pinball   by    Mindscape Studio   (RO)

Urban Pinball by Mindscape Studio (RO)

Lightpong by    CINETIC   (RO)  Photo: Daniel Oprea

Lightpong by CINETIC (RO)

Photo: Daniel Oprea

Grand Lights Boulevard by 360 Revolution  (RO)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Grand Lights Boulevard by 360 Revolution (RO)

Photo: Petru Ivu

BeeHive by   One Night Gallery & Mișu Cojocaru  (RO)  Photo: Petru Ivu

BeeHive by One Night Gallery & Mișu Cojocaru (RO)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Tensegrity by    Aérosculpture    / Jean-Pierre David & Christian Thellier  (FR)  Photo: Daniel Oprea

Tensegrity by Aérosculpture / Jean-Pierre David & Christian Thellier (FR)

Photo: Daniel Oprea

Luminuits by    La Camaraderie   (FR)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Luminuits by La Camaraderie (FR)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Intrude by    Parer Studio   (AU)  Photo:  fb.com/spotlightbucharest
Wish Blow   by LNLO  (FR)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Wish Blow by LNLO (FR)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Brâncuși by    Mindscape Studio   (RO)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Brâncuși by Mindscape Studio (RO)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Absorbed by Light by   Gali May Lucas  (UK)  Photo: Daniel Oprea

Absorbed by Light by Gali May Lucas (UK)

Photo: Daniel Oprea

Lighting Europe by   MotionLab  (RO)  Photo: Petru Ivu

Lighting Europe by MotionLab (RO)

Photo: Petru Ivu

Dan Flavin - Minimalist Master of Light

Using commercial fluorescent light tubing, Dan Flavin created light installations, making the spaces washed in vivid rainbow hues which became icons of Minimalism.

Dan Flavin 1971. - Untitled (to Janie Lee) Blue, pink, yellow and green fluorescent light  Photo:  flos.com

Dan Flavin 1971. - Untitled (to Janie Lee) Blue, pink, yellow and green fluorescent light

Photo: flos.com

His circa 50 years old light installations are shining bright today, still looking very contemporary.

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Dan Flavin 1963. - The nominal three (to William of Ockham),

Photo: tmlarts.com

While outwardly simple and direct, these arrangements produce visual effects of surprising subtlety.

Dan Flavin 1966-1968. - Untitled (to the “innovator” of the Wheeling Peachblow)  Photo:  tmlarts.com

Dan Flavin 1966-1968. - Untitled (to the “innovator” of the Wheeling Peachblow)

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His choice of the material was motivated in part by a desire to break free from both Abstract Expressionism and Pop art by seizing on the anonymous and industrial nature of a familiar commercial product.

Site-specific installation by Dan Flavin, 1996, Menil Collection

Site-specific installation by Dan Flavin, 1996, Menil Collection

One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find.
— Dan Flavin

Hiroto Yoshizoe's Moon Reflection

Inspired with the relationship between the moon and the sun, Yoshizoe's mobile called 1.625m/s2 reflects the light of one simple bulb via mirror.

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The moon is the most well-known indirect lighting known to humanity.
It receives light from the sun and gently shines above us, and is strongly associated with our feelings from ancient
times.
— Hiroto Yoshizoe
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It consists of a series of suspended mirrors that reflect light to illuminate the surrounding space. If placed near window, it can also reflect light directly from the sun.

The mobile is called 1.625m/s2, which is the downwards acceleration caused by the moon's gravity on a falling body.

Just like the moon, this lighting equipment receives light from external environments and appears to shine gently to our eyes. The objects shine as they float within the air, as if they are free from gravity.
— Hiroto Yoshizoe
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Concept, Design: Hiroto Yoshizoe

Development: Kenichi Ochiai, Atsushi Muramatsu, Kentaro Watanabe, Masataka Honma, Hisato Hidaka, Eiichiro Imamura
Photo credits: Shunsuke Watanabe, Tolu Ando


Sources:

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‘Limbus Greenframe’ by Kauppi & Kauppi

Wouldn’t be great to work in the middle of a dense mini-jungle or to display your favorite plants in a different way? Swedish studio kauppi & kauppi brings us "Limbus Greenframe” project which is a minimalist wooden frame that celebrates potted plants and greenery.

I wanted to investigate how much a floor screen could be simplified, when everything except the naked elegant wood frame was reduced, I became interested in seeing what it could be filled with. I often long for the forest and have a beautiful norfolk pine at my desk, which always makes me happy
— Johan Kauppi
Perhaps my plants could fit in the frame? To make plants grow and prosper, light is needed. Glimakra of Sweden has great knowledge of wood production and did a great job when managed to integrate the lighting in the top of the frame and to conceal the technology in the frame itself. The result is a stripped and restrained furniture in solid wood, a mixture of a room divider, green furniture and light fixture.
— Johan Kauppi

Project info:

production: Glimakra of Sweden 
designer: Johan Kauppi 
animation, styling & music: Nina Kauppi 

Source: designboom.com

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The Movement of Air

Two brilliant french artists Adrien M / Claire B are creating dream-like scenography where dancers and light are performing choreography together. The performers are walking on the thin line between reality and virtual reality, where no rules of physics are applicable.

Photo: Romain Etienne / item

Photo: Romain Etienne / item

Other projects, like Pixel, are also showing their crazy skills to create light animation that interacts with dancers, seamlessly making the scene and performers as one.

Their latest viral project, Acqua Alta unfolds three times: a show mixing body and images; a book in pop-up to watch in augmented reality; an experience for virtual reality helmet.

Sources: www.am-cb.net

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I Light Marina Bay festival 2019

From 28th of January until 24th of February was happening a sustainability-focused, Singapore-based spectacle i Light Marina Bay Festival. Following this years theme “Bridges of Time”, 32 sustainable light art installations and one multimedia show were presented.

The Floating Lighthouse by Milenko Prvački, Ryf Zaini and Dr. Robert Casteels  (Singapore)

The Floating Lighthouse by Milenko Prvački, Ryf Zaini and Dr. Robert Casteels (Singapore)

The Time Vortex by    Vendel & de Wolf   (The Netherlands)

The Time Vortex by Vendel & de Wolf (The Netherlands)

Lighthouse of Time by    Danny Rose   (France)

Lighthouse of Time by Danny Rose (France)

The Rainbow Connection by Yun  (Singapore)

The Rainbow Connection by Yun (Singapore)

Why Green? by    DP Architects    - Ng San Son, Bob Teo, Josiah Leong, Johann Lim, Jireh Lee, Theodore Goh, Shawn Teo, DP Lighting  (Singapore)

Why Green? by DP Architects - Ng San Son, Bob Teo, Josiah Leong, Johann Lim, Jireh Lee, Theodore Goh, Shawn Teo, DP Lighting (Singapore)

Facey Thing by    Uji Studios   (New Zealand)

Facey Thing by Uji Studios (New Zealand)

Prospegtive Perspective by Carnation Kng, Low Jo Ann and Justina Teng Yimin from    National University of Singapore   (Singapore)

Prospegtive Perspective by Carnation Kng, Low Jo Ann and Justina Teng Yimin from National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Shadow Exposed by    Judy K Suh    x    Visual Feeder   (USA)

Shadow Exposed by Judy K Suh x Visual Feeder (USA)

Sails Aloft by    Biangle Studio   (Estonia)

Sails Aloft by Biangle Studio (Estonia)

Shades of Temporality by    SWEATSHOPPE    - Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy  (USA)

Shades of Temporality by SWEATSHOPPE - Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy (USA)

Cosmic Web by Foo Hui Wen, Lim Yu Zhi and R.Yashini from    LASALLE College of the Arts   (Singapore)

Cosmic Web by Foo Hui Wen, Lim Yu Zhi and R.Yashini from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

Squiggle by    Angus Muir   (New Zealand)

Squiggle by Angus Muir (New Zealand)

City Gazing Singapore by    VOUW    - Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns  (The Netherlands)

City Gazing Singapore by VOUW - Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns (The Netherlands)

Les Footballeurs by    Rémi Brun   (France)

Les Footballeurs by Rémi Brun (France)

Time Traveller by Eko Prawoto  (Indonesia)

Time Traveller by Eko Prawoto (Indonesia)

Flower Clock by You Fan Zhou, Liao Qing Shuang, Guo Qian Ling, Song Le Jing and Lee Jian Wen from    Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts   (China)

Flower Clock by You Fan Zhou, Liao Qing Shuang, Guo Qian Ling, Song Le Jing and Lee Jian Wen from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (China)

The Cat in the Garden by    Loom Prod   (France)

The Cat in the Garden by Loom Prod (France)

Oriflammes by    Sebastien Lefevre   (France)

Oriflammes by Sebastien Lefevre (France)

TIME FRAME by    DONIS

TIME FRAME by DONIS

HALO by Michael Davis  (United Kingdom)

HALO by Michael Davis (United Kingdom)

Time Rhythm by    Xavi Bové    and    Onionlab   (Spain)

Time Rhythm by Xavi Bové and Onionlab (Spain)

Cenotaph for a Stone by Bryan Joseph Cadag, Loo Quan Le and Zulkarnain Bin Mohd Zin from    National University Singapore   (Singapore)

Cenotaph for a Stone by Bryan Joseph Cadag, Loo Quan Le and Zulkarnain Bin Mohd Zin from National University Singapore (Singapore)

Where do stories begin / Where do stories end by    Michael Lee    and    Perception3   (Singapore)

Where do stories begin / Where do stories end by Michael Lee and Perception3 (Singapore)

With A View by Superiore Design Associates - Ryan Linardy and Lim Cheng Jun  (Singapore)

With A View by Superiore Design Associates - Ryan Linardy and Lim Cheng Jun (Singapore)

Good Fortune by Olga Grybowicz and Kasper Hein  (Poland)

Good Fortune by Olga Grybowicz and Kasper Hein (Poland)

Run Beyond by    Angelo Bonello   (Italy)

Run Beyond by Angelo Bonello (Italy)

Land-pass Bird by Dr. Huang Chin-Fu  (Taiwan)

Land-pass Bird by Dr. Huang Chin-Fu (Taiwan)

Keys of Light by    Mr.Beam   (The Netherlands)

Keys of Light by Mr.Beam (The Netherlands)

Reflecting Holons by    Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser   (The Netherlands)

Reflecting Holons by Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser (The Netherlands)