Jason Bruges Studio Brings Light to London
Jason Bruges Studio transforms an underused section of London's Southbank Centre. The design studio was commissioned by Havells-Sylvania, the lighting arm of India's largest lighting and electrical manufacturer, to create an original piece for the space. The piece, "The 21st Century Light Space Modulator" will be located under the Hungerford Bridge, which gets upwards of 22 million visitors a year.
The modulator blends Eastern and Western influences and combines creativity, innovation and interaction with a kit of parts from Havells-Sylvania's extensive product portfolio. The installation was inspired by L'aszl'o Moholy-Nagy's work "Light Prop for an Electric Stage," created in 1930 and considered a pioneering piece of light art and moving sculpture. Kuldeep Vali of Havells-Sylvania says of the project, "From day one, this project has had a buzz around it that you associate with intense creativity. I think this is because Jason Bruges is renowned for his unique approach to lighting design and the 21st Century Light Space Modulator will draw on all his imaginative resources to produce a stunning work." Jason Bruges adds, "Fully interactive, our installation explores not just the relationship between space and light but also people's behaviour within a space. It introduces a performative process in which the installation engages with the audience, transforming the space with lighting based on how people respond to it."
"The 21st Century Light Space Modulator" was previewed last week in London. Public showings and seminars will continue throughout the summer with a full unveiling in the fall. Find out more on the piece's official website.
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