as part of the luneng sanya bay light and art festival in hainan, china, architecture and design studio brut deluxe has created an immersive light maze that surrounds visitors in a prismatic and dynamic abyss. ‘yǔzhòu’ has been built using 2.5 meter high acrylic glass panels with dichroic film glued to one side. this turns the semi-transparent walls into reflective sheets that shift light rays across the color range of a rainbow. as viewers move through the installation, the hues gradate from cool blues and greens, to vibrant pink and orange tones.
inside ‘yǔzhòu’ by brut deluxe
video courtesy of imagen subliminal
with a configuration based on triangular geometries, ‘yǔzhòu’ surrounds visitors in a labyrinth of layered color and light. brut deluxe has engraved a unique pattern of circular grooves onto one side of the acrylic glass sheets. these mechanically-carved motifs are illuminated by powerful LED rails that create subtly shifting colors throughout. photographed here by miguel de guzmán and rocío romero of imagen subliminal, the installation becomes a reflective infinity room as a result of the mirrored film that wraps the outer perimeter panels. once inside, ever-changing light patterns and dynamically-shifting hues surround visitors in an animated, chromatic universe.
all images by imagen subliminal
design: ben busche/ brut deluxe
team: philip baumann, elisa luda
client: luneng sanya bay, luneng group
curated + organized by: beijing NTL culture communication co., ltd
area: luneng sanya bay sports club, sanya, hainan, china
year: 10 dec 2016 – 15 april 2017
photography: miguel de guzmán / rocío romero
status: temporary/ built