wecomeinpeace's njörd installation transcends lyon courtyard wecomeinpeace's njörd installation transcends lyon courtyard
mar 05, 2015

wecomeinpeace's njörd installation transcends lyon courtyard

wecomeinpeace’s njörd installation transcends lyon courtyard
all images © wecomeinpeace




french interactive design agency wecomeinpeace‘s ‘njörd’ installation synchronizes sound, light, and feathers to create fascinating aerial ballet. designed for lyon’s festival of lights, it features 26 plexiglass monoliths, each containing LEDs, fan, and hundreds of feathers. influenced by njörd, the scandinavian god of wind, the city hall location transforms into a mythological, modern space. an immersive soundtrack accompanies the pieces as they change through various patterns

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‘njörd’ feathers and lights interactive exhibit


video courtesy of wecomeinpeace


the pillars transform the city hall location

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26 plexiglass monoliths filled with feathers immerse passerby’s in aerial ballet

people stand mesmerized by the lights

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thousands of feathers were used 



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