Best of #light

In this week’s Best of we collect ten stories about light, art and design, but also about love, samurai and meteorites.

Best of #light
Light is the protagonist of this week’s Best of , with ten art and design projects that investigate its properties to animate and transform spaces. Discover them below.


Olafur Eliasson, Contact: with his solo exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Olafur Eliasson designs a trajectory that unwinds between a fragment of meteorite and immersion in the darkness of an astro-physical space.

Studio Drift, Shylight: the Rijksmuseum has acquired an installation with five Shylights by Studio Drift, a performative sculpture that unites the movement of industrial motors with silk chalice structures.

Patch of Sky: Fabrica presents Patch of Sky, a set of three Internet connected ambient lamps, enabling to share in real-time the sky above us with loved ones, wherever they are.

The Chicken Lamp: the Chicken Lamps continues Sebastian Errazuriz’s series of functional sculptures with real Taxidemy, exploring the border between art and design.

Wieki Somers, Mitate: inspired by a series of trips to Japan, Studio Wieki Somers presented a series of floor lamps at the Galerie Kreo, reflecting the seven principles of the bushido samurai code of honour.

¿Saliendo a flote?: Luzinterruptus’ installation for the Bienal Panorama in Lormont features 1,400 latex gloves pumped with air and filled with light, floating on a beautiful lake.

Julio Le Parc: the Serpentine Gallery presents the first major exhibition in the UK by Julio Le Pac, known for creating artworks that dinamically animate and transform space through light.

Lightswarm: designed by design firm Future Cities Lab, Lightswarm, is an installation employing sound sensors and LED lights to produce a spectacular light show in a state of perpetual flux.

Light border: “Lichtgrenze”, by Christopher and Marc Bauder, light artist and director respectively, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, is a tale of light 15-km long walking through Berlin.

Shoelaces: Shoelaces is a collection of lamps for Metalarte that are the result of a social project by Curro Claret, involving a group of people at risk of social exclusion, in a design process.

 

Top: Olafur Eliasson, Contact, 2014. Photo: Iwan Baan

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