City Gazing Kuala Lumpur
City Gazing Kuala Lumpur shows the city of Kuala Lumpur as if you would fly over it at night.
Astronauts who have seen the earth in the midst of space, experience first-hand the fragility of life on earth. With a light art installation in Kuala Lumpur VOUW brings this feeling to people on earth.
City Gazing Kuala Lumpur shows the city of Kuala Lumpur as if you’re looking out of an airplane window by night. This moment gives the spectator a feeling of both grandeur and humbleness.
Astronauts experience this feeling even more extreme. Every astronaut who sees the earth floating in the vastness of space, experiences the ‘overview effect’, a mental shift of awareness how fragile life on earth is. When they return to earth they they feel compelled to commit themselves to a sustainable future.
The work in Kuala Lumpur light was installed in the Sungai Buloh neighbourhood. 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.