Smart Light Art, Design & Architecture for Cities
Superlux - Smart Light Art, Design & Architecture for Cities (book cover)
In the mind of many light design and art is wonderful - but also a form of conspicuous consumption that is typical unconcerned about the fossil or nuclear content in its ostentatious display of creativity. Yet designers and artists and cultural producers and ride on the visual cortex of human civilization, directly stimulating its sense or reality and hence responsibility. Light and lighting ...
Answers to following questions:
> How can artists and designers use the power of renewable energy in celebrating light’s creative potentials to improve human life in cities?
> Are light artists part of the problem or solution? Villains or saints?
> Smart Light Sydney 2009 was the world’s first light art exhibition dedicated to eco-positive energy consumption - but only via offsets. This form of surrogate action helps to make a stand and assuage guilt, but is not an effective measure in flighting climate change and conventional energy risks.
Instead, this is a call for artists and designers to only design and commission light systems that are powered renewably - without fossil or nuclear energy Content.