Lighting Design: New Projects
Light Pushes Stuff - Late Interactive
An interactive mechanical light installation created by Late Interactive for Science in the City 2017.
Light pushes stuff is an artistic representation of the concept of radiation pressure. A sensor in each sphere relayed data to a central computer which in turn communicated to the winch lights.
Late Interactive is an artistic collaboration based in Malta dedicated towards creating interactive installations. The main goal of Late Interactive is to bring to life accessible and entertaining work that stimulates the audience by putting it in the driver seat and challenging it both through new concepts and unconventional aesthetics.
Source: vimeo, lateinteractive
This installation is represent potential of rain. Rain has several scene like: silent rain, light rain, heavy rain, sun shower, misty rain … and more! I guess rain is beautiful and it scene will makes us happy. But almost people feel the blues in the rains…
So that I started to make a installation about rains. Because I hope to provide that people will be able to feel the rain is beautiful, how nature is cool.
One day while doing making a prototype, I had thought about myself in the rain. Then, I realised that rain is also works as an interactive Media for us! After that I changed the installation style: adjust lighting that looks more naturally as phenomenon.
If you installed to my installation that space is just rain, wordless world, you might be think about yours.
I hope to see you in the rain!
‘Heofon’, an old English word which means ‘Heaven, sky’, is a 2m high maze based on triangular geometry made from 23 panels of acrylic glass.
A dichroic film on one side of the acrylic glass converts the panels into semi-transparent and reflects the light rays along the entire colour range of a rainbow while spectators move inside the installation.
On the outer perimeter, the panels are covered with a mirror film converting the interior in an infinity room – a unique cosmos of overlapping light patterns and constantly changing colours.
Heofon is a project lead by ARRO Lighting, the installation was designed by Ben Busche of Brut Deluxe, and manufactured by Ilmex S.A.
"Flow” is an interactive installation for Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, set up at Tallinn Creative Hub and Brussels Europa Building. Part of the interior design for the presidency, “Flow” is a digital artwork that visualises nature through digital algorithms and allows viewers to interfere with the forces of nature – catch a virtual gust of wind, float in the breeze of Ristna peninsula or try to form a tornado with passing-by Chancellor Merkel. In the absence of visitors the flow will by itself, based on the wind speed measured at the Ristna peninsula weather station on Hiiumaa Island.
In the middle of Tokyo, Midtown, vegetables are growing.
They sunbathe inside a plastic greenhouse, and are living through photosynthesis and absorbing water. Leaves, roots, flowers, fruits. Their shapes and colors are their survival strategy.
They are design. Start off by touching the 7 types of lives now growing strong in the soil. Then, bathe in the design of vegetables, enhanced by videos and sounds.
“Beyond”, Light and Sound Installation. Signal Festival, Prague. 2017
"BEYOND" is an immersive audiovisual installation that explores relationships between space, time and perception. A geometrical architecture transforms space into a container for the abstract language of light and sound.
BEYOND is also a study on visual and auditory perspective. By generating a long tunnel, vanishing points are made visible, reinforcing depth effects and the perception of scale. A cluster of speakers along the tunnel mimic this very same perspective and depth effect through sound.
Anthony James’ work takes up the concepts of the universal and transcendental in order to demonstrate the impossibility of their representation. The historical cosmology of Plato is a primary inspiration, both for the sculptures of icosahedrons and for the silhouette of Baroque architect Francesco Borromini’s dome for Sant’Ivo in Rome. Colorful rings of neon nod to the ancient concept of the universe as a set of concentric planetary orbits. The effect is both esoteric and industrial, orphic and distinctly concrete. Modern art historical references abound as well – Bruce Nauman, Ellsworth Kelly, Minimalism – but the artist’s attention is on the wonderment and possibility presented by distant ideals.
The neon spectrum works that provide the title for James’ exhibition are particularly poignant in the tension between references, effects, and materials. The Absolute Zero works are meticulously calibrated spectra of colored neon tubes arranged in concentric circles to evoke the radiance of sacred enlightenment. The hue and intensity of the colors are designed to create white light. The historical references here span empirical experimentation with prisms to the image, across cultures, of the universe-wheel. Neon is already in our time a somewhat outworn material and the visible wires and plugs that trail from the vibrant rings interrupt any illusions of transcendence. This is the paradox that James’ objects show, a formal certainty and perspicuity (exact symmetry, white light, accurate shape) that registers a loss of purity or autonomy or wholeness. His works illustrate ideals, but they themselves are very contingent and actual, particular, not universal: they are for today.
L&L is the technical sponsor of the artistic installation Wave/Cave on display at the INTERNI Material Immaterial exhibition in the Cortile d’Onore courtyard of the University of Milan as part of the FuoriSalone 2017.
The installation, designed by the New York firm SHoP Architects, evokes the idea of geological time marked by the different eras. It uses 1670 blocks of unglazed terracotta to create 797 profiles on 3 levels, alluding to the idea of rock stratification.
The lighting, designed by PHT Lighting Design, brings out the beauty and porous nature of the material and creates a play of volumes between the façade, compact and regular, and the interior, which reveals a surprisingly rich ornamentation.
For this installation, L&L supplied 89 FLORI 1.0 projectors, which were positioned on the external perimeter and between the strata of the interior.
The chosen outdoor lighting fixtures have 15° optics, a 2700K warm white light colour, and anthracite finish.
Project SHoP Architects
Construction NBK KERAMIK, METALSIGMA TUNESI
with Arup, Cricursa, PHT Lighting Design
Lights L&L Luce&Light
Using ground-breaking LED technology from SGM, an interactive light commission entitled IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown’s Landscape, was created by light artist Laurent Louyer from Creatmosphere.
In November 2016, various celebratory events took place in 120 different parks and sights all across the UK. This was to mark the 300th anniversary of renowned British Landscape Architect, Capability Brown, a historically important figure known as “England’s greatest gardener.” Many of his more than 170 park designs still exist today. Amongst these is Compton Verney, which also houses an independent national art gallery.
Compton Verney celebrated Capability’s legacy and brought it to life through a light ‘spectacular’. The curator from Compton Verney, Penelope Sexton, had the idea that it would be great to do something outside on the grounds using light as a medium. She got in touch with Laurent Louyer and asked him to carry out the job. Louyer said about the assignment:
“I had the simple brief to ‘respond to the Capability Brown’s landscape’. So basically, I had creative carte blanche - which is a dream come through as an artist. I found the trees, water and architectural elements to be the crucial cornerstones of the garden, so I put them in focus. My aim was to get people to play and engage, but also to educate them about the landscape and architecture. One of the installations was an interactive display where people could paint trees and architecture with light and colors.”
For the interactive installation, he used twenty five pcs. of P-5 wash lights and five pcs. of Q-7 flood/blind/strobes from SGM as giant brushes for people to “paint” trees and buildings. They were all controlled wirelessly via touch screens booths placed at key viewpoints.
Additionally, seven pcs. of G-Profile moving heads from SGM were programmed to effectively scan the landscape. They were located at very specific locations within the park where Louyer wanted to highlight specific parts of the visual landscape, adding another layer of discovery to the space. They were programmed to be out of sync, which ensured a dynamic, non-repetitive experience with varying sequences. It invited visitors to play with time, space and motion within their surroundings as they were not constrained to a specific timeline. It also encouraged them to discover specific viewpoints.
Reflecting on the use of SGM fixtures for the installation, Louyer said:
“It’s the first time, I’ve SGM fixtures in my projects. First and foremost, I picked them because of their great lighting performance. As it was an outdoor installation, a high IP-rating (IP65) was also crucial. Compton Verney is potentially interested in making the installation permanent, so I had to think of a durable solution from the very beginning. The strong architectural fixtures from SGM were therefore an obvious choice. All in all, I could tick off a lot boxes, going with SGM.”
An important theme of the installation was sustainable lighting. There were organised workshops at the site discussing how to limit the power consumption and how generate power in a sustainable way. The light installation itself was also totally aligned with this theme, using the LED fixtures from SGM and 1,000 solar jars on the lawn.
Laurent Louyer had the ambition have the kids to get more involved and especially the interactive elements had a big appeal to that segment. Normally, it is very difficult to get families to travel to the remote location, but with more than 8,000 new visitors during the event, the light installation certainly succeeded in attracting a new young family audience. The light installation even got news coverage from BBC.
Photographer: Jamie Woodley
Products used for this project:
P-5 Q-7 G-Profile
On January 6, the Danish popular radio P6 BEAT held its annual music event P6 BEAT Rocker Koncerthuset. For the fifth year in a row, the show hosted a variety of different established and upcoming artists from home and abroad.
The overall lighting concept was based on the creation of a festival feeling inside DR Koncerthuset, which is a concert hall designed for classical music. For this concert, four stages were set up inside the 360° venue. Every stage performance had its own unique expression. The show was an ongoing concert, where each band played three to four songs, until the hosts led the audience's attention to a new stage with the artist next in line. Lighting designer/operator, Sune Verdier, elaborated:
"Because of the fact that the mounting opportunities were very limited, we had a general festival-like lighting rig with an even distribution of wash og spot moving heads. On the floor we had 20 pcs. of SGM P-5 wash lights as a border around the stages. To create this border and a backdrop for the audience and the tv camera, we used the P-5s to light the artists up close. The rectangular shape of the fixture gave a geometrical finish to the edge of the stage, which provided a sharp look for the otherwise small stages."
For the installation, Sune Verdier needed both a good wash and strobe light that could also function as a backdrop for the artist. He found all these features combined in the P-5. He highlighted the high power level and strong saturated colors as the main advantages of the compact LED wash light. Furthermore, he added:
"Whenever I can, I tend to use the P-5 as it’s a very good static wash light, which is also very versatile due to its outdoor capability being IP65-rated."
Supplier: Litecom A/S
Lighting Designers: Sune Verdier/Jacob Møller
Operator: Sune Verdier
Project Manager: Jacob Møller
The interactive installation LED FOREST lit up the Kleinlaut Festival for two days. On an area of 36 square meters the audience could explore an interactive world of light. 16 led tubes could be controlled by various hands gestures in 3D space. To create the whole installation we used Processing, MadMapper, LeapMotion, Showjockey and a lot of helping hands and minds! Thank you!
By LEDs ★☆★
Light installation AnTUenna consists of ample 10,000 LED lights attached to the chimney at the ‘groene loper’ of the Eindhoven University of Technology campus. These LED lights generate red, green and blue light and are individually controlled in colour and intensity by a central controlling system. These light points are grouped around the chimney in rings of 60 LEDs each. It starts with a 15 centimetres’ distance between the upper two rings to be increased up to a distance of several metres between the two lowest rings. Horizontally, the distance varies between 14 and 32 centimetres. And owing to this specific division, a conic, low resolution screen appears which depicts images, videos and animations to be seen at great distance.
During GLOW, several moving image projects are shown representing scientific and technical processes. These images are supplied by several faculties of the University of Technology, exemplary for the many fascinating studies that take place on campus. After GLOW, AnTUenna will remain on site permanently.
By Jamie A.
At Designers’ Saturday 2016 Belux turned the focus of their product presentation onto the new cable system light Hello. Their presentation was accompanied by an installation conceived by Stephan Hürlemann. ‘Hello Hello’ celebrates the spiral cables that supply the lights with electricity and lend them their unmistakeable character. Five 4-metre tall double helix ribbons hang in a darkened room. They consist of horizontal bars hanging from a vertical band. At the ends of each bar are one white and one black sphere. Operated by electric motors, the bands turn fast, and then slower. Yet in the low light only the white spheres are visible which continually describe new spirals as they perform their poetic dance. Sometimes they are tight spirals, sometimes they almost make a straight line and sometimes they seem distilled into individual points. Visitors stroll between the dancing spheres, listening to a song of overlapping pure tones composed specifically for the installation.
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