‘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.

cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal detail view of the cosmos

cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal

cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal installation view from below

cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal LED lighting install

cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal

cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal view of the johnston museum of art during the lighting install

cosmos lighting simulation by leo villareal a crane lifting the first panel of lights