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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