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Light Up the Skies

When two artists with different aesthetic backgrounds collaborate, they often create stunning pieces, and the collaboration between artist’s Aaron Koblin and Janet Echelman is no exception.

Janet Echelman, who has been featured already on Art & Science Journal, creates fishnet-like aerial sculptures that look as if they were floating entities in the sky. The nets’ shapes are manipulated to form anything from funnels to winged creatures. Aaron Koblin is an artist and designer who focuses on data and digital technologies, how this information relates to cultural trends and how people react to changing technologies.

These artists collaborated together on March 15, 2014 at TED 2014 to create “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks” outside the Vancouver Convention Centre where the TED talks were being held. TED is integral to this installation, as the two artists met at TED 2011 after their talks. In order to make such an installation possible, Echelman needed the expertise of Autodesk, a 3D design engineering software that specializes in working with interesting design problems. The amazing feature about this outdoor installation is that passersby can choreograph the lights on the web with their smartphones, controlling the aesthetic nature of the piece through technology.

If you would like to see how a sculpture of this magnitude was imagined, and then installed, TED blog has a ‘making-of’ gallery.

The installation will be up in Vancouver until the 22nd of March, 2014.

-Anna Paluch

Quentin Vaulot & Goliath Dyèvre. BoraBora. Galery Roger Tator.

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XL Bird Chandelier by Sebastian Errazuriz


Sea Mirror - By Yann Kersale collaboration with Arup Lighting, Xenian Lighting, Kennovations, Atelier Jean Nouvel, PTW for Frasers Property

Last night saw the opening of the latest public art project within One Central Park, Sydney. ‘Sea Mirror’ was conceived by Yann Kersale as part of the original architectural concept for the Jean Nouvel designed One Central Park.

We worked alongside the Yann Kersale studio and the Frasers team to complete the specification and integration of the 900 m2 array of Color Kenetic LED nodes within the signiture heliosta. By day the bold architectural structure reflects daylight into the retail mall below; and by night the heliostat becomes a canvas for this new feature to the Sydney Sky line. 

(via designingtim)


Chandelier by Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec at Versailles #lighting #design #bouroullec


Chandelier by Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec at Versailles #lighting #design #bouroullec

The structure is animated and part of a responsive lighting system, lit by a circular matrix of solar powered LED floodlights by Loop.PH