luzinterruptus: beings packaged in light luzinterruptus: beings packaged in light
nov 13, 2010

luzinterruptus: beings packaged in light

‘beings packaged in light’ installed in the garden of the V&A museum all photos by gustavo sanabria

‘beings packaged in light’ by spanish artists luzinterruptus is an installation of human shadows. using 100 inflatable dolls dressed in black and packaged inside gigantic white garbage bags, luzinterruptus strategically placed points of light to achieve the effect of authentically trapped shadows.

installed inside the interior garden of the V&A museum in london as part of the winter light commissions, the original idea was to have the figures standing so that they seemed to be living beings in distinct postures. however, the strong night winds gave an unexpected aspect to the installation, and it was instead converted into a dramatic cemetery of shadows waiting to be buried.

figures were packaged into white garbage bags


lights were strategically placed to achieve the effect of trapped shadows

installation view

black suits used to dress the inflatable dolls

inflatable dolls used to create the figures’ shadows

inflatable dolls

installation in progress

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