Rings of Light
Our first project in Australia: From 1 - 22 June 2014 the interactive light installation 'Radiant Lines' by British architect Asif Khan was shown as the centrepiece of the "Light in Winter Festival 2014" in Melbourne. iart contributed the system engineering, electrical engineering (LEDs) and control system software and supported the construction on location. "Radiant Lines" was an exploration of line, rhythm, velocity and volume. Forty rings of raw aluminium were super-imposed in space creating a visually dynamic layering, a giant moiré pattern, as a result of visitors' shifting viewpoints of the structure as they circulated Federation Square.
As dusk approached the "Radiant Lines" were illuminated in a rhythm of a light that mimicked the pulsing natural phenomenon of bioluminescence. Orbits of light were triggered by individual visitors as they crossed over invisible concentric thresholds stretching out into the square. Visitors were able to pass under the rings into a central space, an immersive environment of light and energy. The "Light in Winter Festival" takes place once every year at Federation Square in Melbourne.
Photos: Asif Khan, John Gollings
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