Light Me Black

April 26th, 2010

“Light Me Black” by Monica Bonvicini. You can see this installation at the Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin, from this Friday on. The opening is part of the Gallery Weekend Berlin. If you’re around make sure to go and see Ariel Schlesingers exhibition at Galerija Gregor Podnar too.

found at fette


April 23rd, 2010

Jason Bruges Studio was commissioned by Philips to develop an interactive light installation using their Lumiblade OLEDs, for the 2010 Milan furniture fair.

Mimosa is an interactive artwork displaying behavior that mimics responsive plant systems.The piece was inspired by the Mimosa family of plants, which change kinetically to suit their environmental conditions.
The studio has used the slim form of individual OLEDs to create delicate light petals, forming flowers, which open and close in response to visitors.

Watch this video:

found at dezeen

Radius Installation

April 20th, 2010

A few months ago, rAndom International was commisioned to develop a site specific light installation for the lounge at London’s membership club Home House.

The installation is a sound-reactive media installation that plays with the light emitted by spatially arranged light sources. Where a commonly flat arrangement of LEDs would be conceived as a display with a resolution too low to establish image, text or pattern, Amplitude is actually home to a large number of individually controlled light sources on a y-axis. The introduction of a third dimension to the traditional concept of a display turns the piece into a vivid part of the space and emphasises the fact that the piece is a light installation rather than a display; the algorithm controlling the emittance of light creates a living organism that can be detected in the shadows that the installation casts on itself.


April 15th, 2010

YES TO ALL by Slyvie Fleury. My goal of the day!

found at vvork

Speed of Light

April 14th, 2010

Speed of Light” is a series of immersive light installations by UnitedVisualArtists, it was commisioned by Virgin Media to celebrate the tenth anniversary of broadband in the UK. The installations explore the themes of communication and modernity. UnitedVisualArtists decided to use fibre optics as it’s a perfect fit to the broadband theme.
At the entrance, the visitors are asked a question, they can speak their answers into a microphone. That input is then used by several parts of the installation to guide the lasers. I’m pretty sure that it’s impossible to capture the whole experience with some photos. So if you’re in London, you can go and see “Speed of Light” at the Bargehouse till April 19th.

found at the Creative Review Blog

Four Letter Words

March 30th, 2010

Four Letter Words is an installation made by Rob Seward.

It consists of four units, each capable of displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet with an arrangement of fluorescent lights. The piece displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association.

I just love to see the mechanical details.

found at Rhizome


March 19th, 2010

Enigmatica is a research project by Kit Webster, it’s about combining light, sound and space to create multi-dimensional synesthetic environments. Very nice work!

found at CreativeApplications


March 19th, 2010

Mikrokosmos is an installation by Bigert & Bergström. The spherical photos are lit from the inside.

found at wowgreat

Bounce Room 1 & 2

March 12th, 2010

Bounce Room 1 & 2 are 2 paintings by Michael Guidetti. They’re not just normal paintings, I would call them augmented paintings. Together with the paintings come projectors which add animation to the sceneries. This is probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen lately, just watch the videos below.

An other painting is called Untitled, here Michael added virtual sunlight which wanders through the during during the course of the day.

Horsetail Firefall

March 11th, 2010

This photo was made by Rob Kroenert on February 18th 2010 in the Yosemite National Park. Every year during the month of February, the Horsetall Falls turn golden around sunset. Amazing.

EDIT March 4th 2011
I’ve just found this video about the Horsetail Firefall at Boing Boing. Worth watching!