A city specific light installation that questions the effects of light pollution
There are 100,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy. However, due to light pollution 2.4 billion people cannot see the stars. The City Gazing Project highlights this darkness.
- Each City Gazing Project has been set up within 6 weeks, from the moment the team lands on the ground to the launch of the installation.
- With the use of durable and sustainable materials the project is made to withstand different weather types and illuminate the sky.
- The City Gazing Project was made possible by a multinational team of designers, architects and construction workers.
The Kuala Lumpur light installation was commissioned by a project developer to celebrate the opening of a new shopping district in the Sungai Buloh neighborhood, designed by the Malaysian architect Kevin Mark Low. Taking the specifics of the site into consideration, a T-shaped constellation was designed spanning 1200m2, suspended 15 meters above the ground and weighing a total of 917kg.
The Amsterdam light installation was commissioned by Amsterdam Light Festival. The design had to be rethought because the work would hang above the famous Dutch canals. The updated design resulted in a grid made of aluminium and LED lights, spanning 324m2 and weighing 145kg.
The light installation will be launched at the opening of the Amsterdam Light Festival on 30 November 2018 and can be seen until 21 Januari 2018, together with the works of international artists that include Ai Wei Wei. For more information, please visit: amsterdamlightfestival.com
The City Gazing Project is now looking to expand and share its message around the world. The aim is to create diverse maps that honour each specific city, while connecting them through one question: what does it mean to lose the stars?
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