LUX.LGE – light installation for light festival Geneva LUX
design: Ben Busche/ Brut Deluxe brutdeluxe.com
team: Philip Baumann, Elisa Luda
client: City of Geneva
curator: Julien Pavillard / Congo Bleu
constructor: Ilmex SA
area: Rue du Mont Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland
year: 03 Dec 2015 – 06 Jan 2016 / five years
photography + video: imagensubliminal imagensubliminal.com
status: ephemeral/ built
lux.lge is a light installation designed specifically for the light festival Geneva LUX by
invitation and commission of the City. 48 chandelier-like light motives spread over Rue
du Mont Blanc in an apparently random way. Though the light motives follow a
scheme, each one is unique.
Our main interest while designing a light installation is the possibility of creating an
artificial atmosphere that changes the perception of space. The artificial atmosphere
evokes not only an intense personal experience but is also intended to manipulate how
people move and interact in space by creating areas of different densities and altering
colour schemes in order to perceive the installation differently at each point of view.
Our installations are generally inspired by, and recreate in abstract form, images in our
personal reminiscence to give passers-by an intense atmospheric sensation that
evokes these collective memories and experiences just by light.
Technical data / light motive:
height: 4,00m / diameter: 0,60m to 2,50m / weight: 22kg / power: 580W