united visual artists: speed of light
united visual artists: speed of light
may 14, 2010

united visual artists: speed of light

image: UVA

the london-based art and design practice united visual artist recently presented a series of light installation titled ‘speed of light’. the project was commissioned by virgin media to commemorate the tenth anniversary of broadband in the UK. the project was installed in the victorian bargehouse on london’s south bank and made use of 148 lasers spread across six rooms. UVA used the beam of light that travels along optical fibers as the starting point for the piece. among the pieces created, UVA crafted a small sitting area that features a sofa, table and television screen made completely from laser beams.


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united visual artists: speed of lightimage: UVA

united visual artists: speed of lightimage: UVA

  • First

    sd says:
  • I can’t let the only comment on this be ‘First’.

    This was a very cool installation. I wonder how much time and money they had to put into designing then implementing this.

    Very cool.

    Kaizoman says:
  • Very nice project!

    cosmikart says:
  • When I’ll own a club, this will be a main decor. I’ll call it Layser’s

    Adam says:
  • what a tron thing. nice!

    davi says:
  • Outstanding! Work like this renews my love for art. [url=http://www.sale4louisvuitton.com]louis VuittON[/url]

    uitt says:
  • this is beautiful.

    i know lasers are a bit 80’s now but what a way to keep it fresh. what is it about them that is so mesmerizing.

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