severine fontaine + philips illuminate lyon for the festival of lights severine fontaine + philips illuminate lyon for the festival of lights
dec 12, 2014

severine fontaine + philips illuminate lyon for the festival of lights

severine fontaine + philips illuminate lyon for the festival of lights
all images courtesy of lyon’s festival of lights

 

 

 

philips has has teamed up with french artist severine fontaine in the realization of an 80-meter long centerpiece for lyon’s festival of lights (from december 5 to 8, 2014) transforming the banks of the river rhône into a luminous landscape. powered by philips’ color kinetics LED connected lighting technology, ‘incandescence’ features nine illuminated domes in the shape of incandescent bulbs, spanning the length of a football pitch. a dynamic show, lasting 6 minutes, explores the human race’s symbiotic relationship with light, using the iconic glass shape to represent the connection that humans have had historically with artificial light.

 

‘the philips technology allowed me to explore and create emotion, working light with great delicacy as if it was a musical score.’ fontaine describes, ‘philips provided more than just products, the team also brought passion that allowed me to realize my concept and light scenario in optimal condition for the artistic quality of the art work.’
 

 


incandescence philips
video courtesy of philips

severine fontaine lyon festival of lights
the 80-meter long centerpiece illuminates the night sky for lyon’s festival of lights

severine fontaine lyon festival of lights
the iconic shape of the incandescent bulb pierces the urban landscape

severine fontaine lyon festival of lights
lit bulbs emit a colorful glow during their 6-minute long light performance

severine fontaine lyon festival of lights
the different shapes of the bulbs represent the connection that humans have had historically with artificial light

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