Over four evenings, experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light. Taking place across the West End and King’s Cross, the city transformed into an extraordinary light delights, Lumiere London will brighten up the darkest winter with a series of installations across the capital.
Some of the installations announced are Shaida Walking. 2015 will take place in Soho, Julian Opie’s illuminated work will be placed along the pedestrianised shopping zone at the intersection of Broadwick Street and Carnaby Street.
TILT is a French collective that reclaim public space for their art. They create luminous, dreamlike structures using recycled materials processed to high technical production quality. Founders François Fouilhé and Jean-Baptiste Laude started the collective to give prominence to light art and to encourage audiences to view it from a new perspective.Their magical collection of plant sculptures will be located in Leicester Square.
Aquarium by Benedetto Bufalino & Benoit Deseille will transform the famous London red telephone box by turning it into an aquarium full of exotic fish. This installation will be positioned in the London area of Mayfair.
1.8 London by Janet Echelman / Studio Echelman will be an enormous net sculpture in Oxford Circus which will be interactive allowing mobile phone users to change the shape using a specially created app.
Circus of Light by Ocubo invite you inside their giant big top for an extraordinary show which will be projected on the side of the Granary Building in King’s Cross. Featuring acrobats, jugglers, dancers and performers, a magical animated world of music and mayhem will descend on Granary Square
Les Voyageurs (The Travellers) by Cédric Le Borgne shows human forms illuminated against the night sky. Constructed using chicken wire, this installation can be found in the St James area of London’s West End.
Joining the Dots by Cleary Connolly is inspired by the work of psychophysicist Gunnar Johnsson. You will make up the shapes by joining the dots.This light installation can be discovered at the former Grade II listed German Gymnasium in King’s Cross.
Platonic Spin by Nathaniel Rackowe are Interlocking rectangles of glowing wire are strung together to form the outside of a dodecahedron, Nathaniel Rackowe’s work will be found in the Main Plaza at Regent’s Place near Euston
Litre of Light by Mick Stephenson, Central Saint Martins, UAL, MyShelter Foundation, this installation highlights how simple technology changes thousands of people’s lives across the world. How do you create a sustainable light bulb? By filling a plastic bottle with water, adding a drop of bleach and pushing it through a hole in the roof, you can refract as much sunlight through it as a 55-watt bulb. Filled with bottles designed during workshops with local school children, Litre of Light will ask us to acknowledge the growing need for alternative technologies to support our every day lives.
binaryWaves by LAB[au] will use infrared sensors to capture the invisible flows of information that surround us from mobile phones, radios and cars, binaryWaves transforms them into a unique display of light, sound and colour. In the King’s Cross area of London you’ll find 40 illuminated panels, each measuring 3 metres high, electromagnetic waves will be translated into optical effects with red and white LEDs, with each impulse passed from one panel to the next in a wave effect.
Lumiere London 2016 is spread across two of London’s most exciting areas in the West End and King’s Cross. Information about new installations will be announced closer to the festival. Check the full programme and map which will be available to download in early January 2016.
If you would like more information, visit the Lumiere Festival website here
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