‘luminous’ by klik systems, 2012
the tiny leds along the inside of each windowsill and control system have been developed by klik systems
image by david clare and courtesy the designers
australian lighting company klik systems has created ‘luminous’ the word’s largest interactive light installation in sydney’s newest
commercial area, darling quarter orchestrated by canadian light director bruce ramus with support from darling quarter commonwealth bank,
sydney harbour foreshore authority, and lend lease.
the animated and still LED light
installation extends over four levels of the site’s two campus-style buildings, transforming their facades into
a digital art canvas. the work spans over 557 windows at a distance of 150 meters and is powered by 100% solar energy generated by solar
panels arranged upon the building’s rooftop. the artwork’s bulbs and control panel have been developed by klik systems.
the public may engage with the lit facade through the use of interactive booths in which the user may paint their own digital designs
upon the front of the building. internet users may remotely add to the vibrant installation through either the use of a smart phone app
or website, entitled my interactive city. a five-minute time-lapse between the submission of the design and its approval by the organizers
so that they may fine-tune designs before they go live. in this way, ‘luminous’ is dictated not solely by visitors physically present at the
interactive booths, but actualize brilliant movement of light across the building’s exterior from abroad as well.
VIVID sydney 2012 light, art and design festival is on now until june 11th, 2012.
the light display moves through a combination of various warm shades at varying emphasis on any particular color
luminous at darling quarter spans the facades of two buildings – which house the offices of commonwealth bank of australia
the LED displays shift through various shades
a shower of lights move from right to left and left to right in various colors
the brilliant display reflects upon a central pool
an additional perspective of the moving LED show
the facade of the darling quarter building moves from pink, orange, to blue
a view of the online control panel for ‘luminous’
a cartoon-like map of the decorated sydney precinct