into team view Lumiere London festival.January 4, 2016
The new year kicked off with a colourful assortment of projects set up for the Lumiere London festival. Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, for four evenings a host of international artists illuminated the city. The light festival featured in 30 locations including Mayfair, Westminster and Regent Street. The into lighting team braced the cold to see the Piccadilly, Regent St and St Jame’s area. Below are a few which really lit up our imagination: 1.8 London by Janet Echelman / Studio Echelman Janet Echelman suspended a billowing woven sculpture based on data captured from the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami above Oxford Circus junction. Echelman’s 1.8 installation was held up between the four buildings on the corners of the crossroads. The piece was illuminated with coloured projections that were determined by nearby smartphone users. Les Voyageurs (The Travellers) by Cédric Le Borgne Cédric Le Borgne’s ethereal, illuminated Voyageurs (The Travellers) were sculptures made of light. into discovered human forms illuminated against the night sky. Sitting on rooftops, frozen mid-air in flight, they invited us to glance up and around, offering the possibility of connection between the sky and the ground, between dream and reality.