Friday, November 26, 2010

Bruce Munro's Light Shower

Art installations are always interesting to look into, more so to study how such an installation was put together and what basis in terms of engineering comes to effect the art object itself.  UK based artist Bruce Munro demonstrates this quite admirably through his 'Light Shower' sculptural work on display at the Salisbury Cathedral.

According to Design Boom, "the installation consists of 2, 000 shimmering points of light / teardrop diffusers, each set at the end of a fiber optic thread, all cascading downwards from the cathedral's spire crossing. The volume of the piece measures 10m x 10m x 7m, taking over an area which is comparable to the size of a modest house. Within the cathedral, which dates back to 1258 and that is 134.7m long and 123m in height at its highest point, 'light shower' hovers like a cloud of luminescence."

The overall result of 'Light Shower' is equivalent to a religious experience, a sense of reverence seems to compliment the cathedral as well. 'Light Shower' will officially be turned on November 20, 2010 and will remain lit till January 2011.

Source: Design Boom

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