Public

Architect:

Stephenson & Turner

Wellington

New Zealand

Wellington LUX is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design. The festival showcased a fantastical array of light sculptures that wind their way through an urban light trail within the city’s laneways and then spill out into a promenade of light installations along the waterfront. These were accompanied by artist talks from national and international artists, designers, and researchers; pop up exhibitions and installations; and fun free activities.

Anita Dykes from ECC collaborated with Pontus Hammarback and Michael Warwick from Stephenson & Turner with an interactive installation called “Light blades”.

31 x 180 degree iGuzzini Trick fittings were used for this installation, which spans the length of Wellington's Opera House Lane.

Low level motion sensors were wired to each light. These were triggered when people moved past – creating a flicking effect with the blades of light.