Saturday, 26 May 2012

Lighting sculpture

For the last two nights we have been installing another lighting sculpture. Fifteen thousand liquid crystal beads illuminated by colour changing LEDs which change colour as the wind speed varies. The form visually connects the interior and exterior of the building.

The interior atrium sculptural light is 5 metres high and the exterior is 3.5 metres.

Massive thanks again to Sebastien Boyesen and Simon.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

John Ruskin

John Ruskin said: Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Light Calling, Daventry

Light Calling laser art event took place on Monday evening on Borough Hill, Daventry in torrential rain. Four 7.8w lasers, sited on the four massive concrete bases of the old transmitter, created a vast pyramid of light referencing the old transmitter masts which once graced this fantastic site until the final BBC World Service transmission from here 20 years ago.

This event and images are part of Breath of Fresh Air's 'Cargoes' project run by Rick Hall, Amy Turner and Hasmita Chavda and dovetailed with Graham Callister's input from Northamptonshire County Council plus help from Katie Jones at Daventry District Council.

On the night local historian David Adams lead the public on an historical walk around the site before the lights went on and then Chrys Allen undertook a nocturnal art walk concluding at the laser pyramid.

The lasers collided with low flying clouds and the evening was captured by Andrew Hilton. 

Thanks to Rick Hall, Amy Turner, Hasmita Chavda, Graham Callister, Dal Badial, Darren Elston, Andrew Hilton, Katie Jones, Chrys Allen, David Adams, the photographers who have been following these laser projects, and the public.

Photos by Andrew Hilton

Monday, 7 May 2012

National Lift Tower, Northampton

Last night was the final night of lighting the National Lift Tower, Northampton (locally known as the Lighthouse since Terry Wogan referred to it as that). We shone the 20w laser on a north/south axis which then swapped to a east/west axis every 30 seconds. We also washed two sides of the tower with colour changing LED's on a 5 minute programme.

Massive thanks to Graham Callister, Dal Badial, Darren, Kevin Roach and his team and Ed.