cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal
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oct 23, 2012
cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal



‘cosmos’ lighting simulation by leo villareal

presented above the johnson museum of art mallin sculpture court on the cornell university campus, american artist leo villareal
has developed an interactive lighting installation that is composed of over 12,000 energy efficient LED’s. wired in a grid,
villareal has programmed the exhibition to portray the ‘cosmos’ illumination patterns, where computer software generations allow
for various shapes and variations to form. located on a high ceiling measuring approximately 45 feet x 68 feet, the site provides 
high visibility on campus and a platform for the city of ithaca below to observe.


detail view of the cosmos


installation view from below


LED lighting install


view of the johnston museum of art during the lighting install


a crane lifting the first panel of lights

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