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Equilibrium Lacon House - Acrylicize

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Continuing our fantastic on going relationship with the hugely talented Art and Design Studio; Acrylicize we are very proud that “Equilibrium” was nominated for best low budget Art Installation at the 2016 Darc Awards.

Working closely with the team at Acrylicize our creative director Ben Rousseau utilised his lighting and manufacturing expertise to develop their initial concept into a beautiful and unique installation that was deliverable within budget and time frame whilst keeping all elements of the proposed concept in tact.

The results are testament to a great team working together. Special thanks go out to the team at MDM for their hard work and effort during the creation and installation of this project.

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Equilibrium is an intricate and highly detailed bespoke lighting installation, designed to draw in the warmth of the sunlight outside and reflective of the sun and the moon’s intrinsic relationship. The light work acts as an ethereal timepiece, five minute cycles of communication with dramatic simulations building towards the hour, they finish with hourly crescendos of moving lights.

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The two pieces are part of the same concept, looking at the duality of the Sun and the Moon and their relationship. The whimsical nature of the piece lends itself to the concept describing how these celestial orbs have travelled down through the Atrium and become trapped within the front bay windows at Lacon London. The negative form that creates the Sun and it’s reflecting positive shape creating the Moon describe a symmetry in the installation, the density of the Moon orb creating a harmonious equilibrium once it fills the empty void of the main Sun piece.

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The lighting programme acts as a time piece, the stars, sun and moon all in a conversation reacting to each other in 5 minute cycles with more dramatic simulations building towards every hour, finishing in an hourly crescendo of lights and movement. The slow pulsing nature of the lights creates a subtle and calming feeling which fills the building and a celestial welcome on entering the space.

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Onlookers are rewarded with a restored sense of energy and wellbeing as they witness the subtle ebb and flow of thousands of delicate illuminated orbs. This elegant fluidity brings movement and life into the space and as day turns to night, the piece takes on an ethereal presence as the lights are gently dimmed to reflect the calming of the hectic city day.

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The delicacy of the hanging installation creates an intimate experience, with brass and glass balls floating within the space to create a elegant prism, the piece reflects it’s surroundings and any human interaction with the artwork.

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The hanging pieces have a jewel like quality sparkling and twinkling by day and radiating warmth and light by night. This warmth of material and delicacy is mirrored by its surroundings, picking up on the colour palette and hues to allow the artwork to nestle perfectly into the heart of the building. On further investigation the form of the Sun will appear and disappear when viewed at differing angles, showcasing the micro and macro success of the piece and rewarding repeat viewings. On moving around the piece the viewer will become consumed by the forest of lights and for those few moments of each day creating a sense of serenity.

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