The Lumiere Festival took place between 14 and 17 January 2016, transforming over 30 locations in London into light performances by using 3D projections and interactive light installations.
Here I included some of my favourite locations and displays which I visited during the Festival.
More about the Festival can be found on Lumiere website.
Leicester Square - Garden of Light by French collective TILT
In the heart of London Garden of Light took over the Leicester Square, illuminating it with huge light up plants and creating a tropical feeling.
Piccalilli - Luminéoles by Porté par le vent
Luminéoles, Dream-like looking and colourfully illuminated creatures resembling fish were floating freely above Piccalilli. They were accompanied by exotic looking lanterns hanging above the street.
Luminéoles were created for the Lyon Festival of Lights by Porté par le vent.
Liberty House, Regent Street - Keyframes by Groupe LAPS
The LED figures performed to the sound of music on the front of the Liberty House
Oxford Circus - 1.8 London by Janet Echelman / Studio Echelman
Web app and lighting design by Art AV
Strung between London stores of Benetton, H&M and Tenzenis and Topshop at Oxford Circus, this net sculpture was influenced by one of the astonishing impacts that the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 had on our planet. The strength of the earthquake momentarily sped up the Earth’s rotation and shortened that day by 1.8 microseconds. Using data from NASA, Studio Echelman created a 3D image, on which they based the shape of this piece.
Viewers were encouraged to play with the sculpture using a specially created app that could manipulate the light and patterns projected onto it.
195 Piccadilly by NOVAK
This installation explored the different genres of cinema and television projecting images from BAFTA’s archive. The animation was accompanied by a soundtrack created by Ed Carter and inspired by the classic sounds that helped define various genres of film and television.
Westminster Abbey - The Light of The Spirit by Patrice Warrener
The projection of The Light of the Spirit illuminated the West Front of Westminster Abbey, creating a spectacle of colour and light. The installation aimed to highlight the magnitude of the architectural mastery of the building and emphasize the decorative detail of the facade.