Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Listening Lights in Winnipeg - Teaser from City of Winnipeg on Vimeo
Montreal-based lighting designer Moment Factory has created a light sculpture that mimics the Aurora Borealis and responds to whistles. Installed on Market Avenue in Winnipeg, Canada, the piece is inspired by a legend that says when one whistles, the Northern Lights become more intense.
The artwork reacts to the public’s whistles and makes the sculpture’s LEDs turn on and off in a variety of sequences to create more visual drama. The lighting company used 68 LED lights to create the permanent artwork, which serves as a gateway to all of the nearby art venues in Winnipeg’s cultural district.