Projects

City Gazing

A city specific light installation that questions the effects of light pollution

The Idea

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.

 

The execution

  • 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 result

Kuala Lumpur

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.

 

Amsterdam

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

 

Next steps

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?

Photos

The work in Kuala Lumpur is 15 meter high, 60 meter wide and 30 meter deep
Kuala Lumpur - detail
Kuala Lumpur - detail
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
The Amsterdam version is being build
Amsterdam Light Festival - impression

The team for this project

Mingus Vogel
Designer
Justus Bruns
Designer
Winston Liew
Curator
Simon Luitse
Engineer

Work with us

First time to contact us?

If you’re looking to work with us or would like to know more about our work or what we can do, call, text or mail Justus Bruns.

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Leidsegracht 38-40
1016 CM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Are you an existing client?

Are we already working together on something and you want to check in on its status? Then check in with Mingus Vogel.

Works with Whatsapp, Facetime, iMessage

Leidsegracht 38-40
1016 CM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Good to know:
We don’t take on projects that destroy the planet.
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