All Blog Posts Tagged 'light' (81)

Holographic Light Beings Hover in Mid-Air

Over the past few years, Ibiza-Spain based artist Roseline de Thélin has been making a name for herself with her stunning holographic light sculptures. Using a wide range of materials including fiber optics, quartz crystals, mirrors, wires and chains, she creates ethereal human beings that look like they're mysteriously hovering in mid-air.

For this year's Kinetica…


Added by alice on March 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interactive Installations from Sharp Cracks of Light

Oakland-based artist Chris Fraser has created an impressive set of sight-specific installations that all consist of sharp cracks of light. He strategically creates holes or slits in walls, coaxing light into various formations. His works are often interactive, providing the viewer with a memorable and unique experience.…


Added by alice on February 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

New London Art Show Dazzles with Light

Happen to be in London? An exciting new exhibition opens to the public today, January 30, and runs through April 28 at London's Hayward Gallery. Light Show features 25 illuminated installations and sculptures that date back from the 1960s to the present day. Many of the artworks have not been seen in public in decades and have been recreated specifically for this Hayward…


Added by alice on January 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dazzling Christmas Lights On a Spinning Ceiling Fan

Yesterday, Redditor CycleNinja blew people away when he posted these images that show what happens when you attach Christmas lights to a spinning ceiling fan. Of course, these are not your traditional Christmas lights, they're battery powered LEDs that were in one of their "blinking pattern modes."

When asked by a fellow Redditor if he could share pictures of the set-up, CycleNinja…


Added by alice on December 18, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Urban River of 2000 Plastic Bags Hold Actual Fish

New photos just surfaced of a "make you look twice" installation by Luzinterruptus that flowed through the streets of Caracas, Venezuela last September. Invited by the Spanish Embassy to be a part of Caracas's annual urban art festival (called "Por el Medio de la Calle"), the anonymous street art team decided to create an installation that involved water, which…


Added by alice on December 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beautiful and Otherworldly Light Installations on Land

Perth, Australia-born artist James Tapscott creates beautiful and otherworldly outdoor installations using various types of light. For the image immediately above and below, he used fiber optic cable to shine lights on various fields, filling a large space of approximately 70ft x 70xft. Called Transference, it leaves the viewer with that strange and uneasy feeling that we…


Added by alice on November 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cambodian Spirits Projected on Trees Awaken the Night

Cambodian Trees is a creative light projection project by French artist Clément Briend that overlays trees with sculptural images of spirits and deities that are highly regarded in Cambodian culture. It's a beautiful surprise when the projected spirits awaken and reveal themselves at night as though they are made of the towering trees themselves. The photographic light…


Added by Pinar on November 15, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Infinite Patterns of Light Dance Across a 130 Foot Wall

Unidisplay is an audiovisual installation designed by German artist Carsten Nicolai. He used real-time projections, large-scale screens, and mirrors to create this distinct installation in which black and white lights display a visual interpretation of sound and time. The artist says that he enjoys creating visuals that perform for his audience, and often uses scientific concepts,…


Added by katie hosmer on October 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Geometric Light Patterns Mimic Different Times of Day

Always/Never is a light installation created by United Visual Artists, an art and design practice based in London. On their website they explain that they "create work at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, live performance, and digital installation." As the practice continues to evolve towards more permanent installations, their work often focuses on the complex…


Added by katie hosmer on October 25, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rainbow LEDs Turn Unused Underpasses into Gorgeous Gateways

How do you transform blighted areas with minimal foot traffic into inviting places or, in other words, increase revenues for businesses on a side of the city less traveled? Artist Bill FitzGibbons had a "bright" idea.

Beneath the underpassses of Interstate Highway 37 at both Houston and Commerce Streets in San Antonio, Texas, FitzGibbons would create an LED lighting system that…


Added by alice on October 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Mystifying Light Drawings of New York in the 1970s

While artist Eric Staller's light drawings are beautiful in and of themselves, take into account that they were created in New York back in the 1970s using just a Nikon 35mm film camera, 4th of July sparklers and Christmas lights and you can't help but be blown away. By day, Staller would walk around New York, studying the locations he felt would "articulate the particular…


Added by alice on September 19, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Vintage Photos Glow with Tiny Holes of Light

Photographer Amy Friend finds vintage images online, in vintage shops or in old family albums and then alters them by allowing tiny little holes of light to pass through. The result is an incredibly mesmerizing series called Daré alla Lucé, an Italian phrase used to describe the moment…


Added by alice on September 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Massive River of 10,000 Discarded Books Rages Through Melbourne

If you were in Melbourne this past June, you may have run into a gargantuan installation right on the city streets. For The Light in Winter festival, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus was commissioned to create a work of art that, quite literally, stopped…


Added by alice on September 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Spectacular Water-Activated Light Graffiti

Normally, when we think of electronics and water, we think disaster. They don't generally work well together, but French digital artist Antonin Fourneau has found a way for the two to brilliantly cooperate. The artist's interactive project titled Water Light Graffiti features a giant board embedded with thousands of LED lights that illuminate in response to contact with…


Added by Pinar on August 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Spectacular Fireflies on the Water Light Exhibit

Artist Yayoi Kusama is a master when it comes to bringing out a childlike wonderment in audiences, leaving them slack-jawed as they take in their enchanting surroundings. The Japanese visionary has a distinct style that doesn't go unnoticed, especially in recent years, with the employment of polka dots, mirrors, water, and an array of LED light fixtures. There's a surge of…


Added by Pinar on June 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Bruce Munro's Spectacular Light Installation at Longwood Gardens

British artist Bruce Munro is back with another spectacular light installation, this time taking his lighting expertise to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. The exhibition simply called Light features a number of…


Added by Pinar on June 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Vivid Sydney's Dazzling Light Installations

We first wrote about Vivid Sydney a few days ago when we asked you to watch Urbanscreen's transformation of the Sydney Opera House and now we have some photos from the whole event. The 18-day extravaganza is all about turning Sydney into a canvas of light,…


Added by alice on June 3, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Sydney Opera House Transforms Into Living Canvas

Oh, to be in Sydney right now! If you happen to be "down under" from now till June 11, 2012, you're one of the lucky ones who gets to experience Vivid Sydney, the largest celebration of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. Over 60 light installations are…


Added by alice on May 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Interactive Light and Sound Installation Plays Like a Guitar

Resonate, an interactive sound and light installation, entertained audiences in Frankfurt, Germany at the opening party for this year's biennial festival of lighting culture known as Luminale 2012. The responsive structure is the combined efforts of students studying master programs — "Interior Design - Spatial…


Added by Pinar on May 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bluebird Made of Tiny LEDs

Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki loves bringing light sculptures to life. We first became entranced by his work The Man with No Shadow and now we've come across his beautiful blue bird. Using just copper wire and tiny LEDs, Tojiki creates these magical sculptures that make us feel like we're looking at…


Added by alice on February 22, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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