French designers featured at the Lux festival [fr]
French designers have been selected to have their lightworks featured as part of the Lux festival, returning to Wellington waterfront from August 21st to 30th. Both pieces VS 300 (Visual System) and Crystal Forest (Pitaya Design) are amongst 35 light sculptures and interactive installations to illuminate the capital for 10 days.
Arnaud Giroud from studio Pitaya Design and Valère Terrier from collective Visual System will be taking part in the 3rd international Wellington LUX symposium at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts on the 22nd August 2015.
Lux talks are accessible and open to all.
10:15 – Arnaud Giroud (Pitaya)
14:45 – Valere Terrier (Visual System)
The installation will take the shape of an urban crystal forest with a lot of colours and will play with the light during daytime and at night. During the day, a lot of colours are projected by the sun on the plaza, and the colour of the material seems to change depending on the observer’s sight. As night falls, all the colours are revealed in a more atmospheric way.
PITAYA Design is a creative studio founded by David Lesort and Arnaud Giroud in 2006. Light is the main theme of their work and the duo explore the dynamic relationship between light and object through different types light sculptures and art installations. They use light as a versatile material that reveals and shapes the forms of their objects.
VS 300 is the latest work from French art and design collective Visual System.
VISUAL SYSTEM is a collective of designers, artists, architects, sound designers and coders, formed in 2007. Their projects are guided by reflections on the use of media in the city of tomorrow. Participation and interaction are key elements within their work – involving the audience as co-creator while employing light and sound as spatial and spectral tools.
Wellington Lux is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design. LUX is an annual outdoor exhibition of amazing works of art and design from around the world created using light and cutting edge lighting technologies.
A map and information on the festival are available on the Lux festival website: lux.org.nz