Street Score by Sound and Light Act - La Fête des lumières, Lyon, 6th-10th December in Passage Thiaffait
Here we decided not to program any of the light features. Instead we ourselves built screens (a painful mechanical lesson!) that permanently rotate around cylinders, thanks to small motors. The cut out patterns, recalling the silk Jacquard cupboards (created in Lyon) project shadows in movement on the floor.
Light, which is diffused through hanging openwork textiles and combined with a soundscape, plunge you into a world of patterns and sounds in perpetual movement.
I believe that the future of light doesn’t lie exclusively in new technologies but in its use. To create an interesting light installation, it might be more important to react to the specific site and its spatial qualities. I’m also fascinated by simple phenomena, like ‘moiré’ effects, shadow’s generation, movement in front of the light sources… How can one amplify these phenomena and how can one suggest a spatial illusion?
What excites me is the invasion of light in all disciplines, from fashion to medical care.
I hope that infrastructure such as subways or halls for supermarkets will obtain proper lighting, and instead of having a row of oppressive lighting, visitors would get to experience light beams as beautiful as the sun shining through a tree after the rain!