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traveling LED sun ventures to the darkest parts of the world
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sep 24, 2013
traveling LED sun ventures to the darkest parts of the world


traveling LED sun ventures to the darkest parts of the world
images courtesy of traveling ‘sun’

 

 

 

in response to the cold, dark norwegian winters — when some areas of the scandinavian country lack natural light for as long as three months – designers lisa pacini and christine istad envisioned a creative project that would restore illumination to the darkened domain. ‘sun’ is a circular light sculpture, three meters in diameter, whose glowing chroma slowly variates between a rich scope of warm colors, mimicking the golden sunlight at daytime and deep blush hues as it sets. the duo crafted the fixture from LED lights, and its construction allows for it to be free-standing on a base, or to be hung as an art installation on the facade of a building. transporting the luminous shape by cruise ship and pickup truck, the team weaved around norway’s lightless towns, acting as stand-in for the missing sun. the journey has just stretched to the UK, where the lucent round structure became the focal point of the 100% norway show opening for london design week on september 19th.

 

 


sun on hurtigruten
video courtesy of christine istad

 

 


the deep red chroma of the LED sun set along the chilly winter waters of norway

 

 


the sun on a journey aboard the hurtigruten

 

 


traveling on the MS nordkapp flatbed ship through the icy waters of norway
 

 


transporting the luminous shape by cruise ship along the norwegian coast

 

 


journeying by pickup truck, the team weaved around norway’s lightless towns

 

 


installing the yellow-lit sculpture on the facade of the tromsø center for contemporary art

 

 


passers-by are greeted by the warm-colored illuminated circle as they walk in the dark streets

 


on a road trip through the norwegian countryside

 

 


stopping in different locales along the way, the LED light acts as a stand-in sunl for dark winters

 

 


the giant round light was the focal point of the 100% norway show opening for london design week

 

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