PROJECT Tessel
ARTISTS Lab(au) and David Letellier
PRODUCERS MediaRuimte Gallery (Brussels) and Roger Tator Gallery (Lyon)
DURATION 17th December 2010 – 29th June 2011

David Letellier, a french architect and electronic musician has collaborated with Lab(au) to produce this kinetic sound installation. The suspended topography of 40 irregular triangles are arranged in a ‘pinwheel’ tiling pattern, based on the work of mathematicians Charles Radin and John Conway.  The triangular panels are fitted with motors and audio transmitters, creating a sound scape in constant motion. The work draws on a long history of theory exploring the relationships between geometry, movement and chaos.

Tessel will continue to move around galleries and festivals in France and Germany until the end of June 2011.

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neons | Geneva

21 January, 2011


Christian Jankowski / ‘What I still have to take care of’ / 2008 / Photo by Serge Fruehauf

PROJECT The Neons Project
LOCATION Plaine de Plainpalais, Geneva, Switzerland
ORGANISERS Contemporary Art Funds and the City of Geneva
YEAR Since 2007

The centrally located Plaine de Plainpalais is a popular marketplace and public square in Geneva. Its diamond shape points towards the nearby lake waterfront, known for the spectacular reflections the surrounding lights make in the lake’s surface.

The Neons Project, funded by the City of Geneva and various Contemporary Public Art Funds, has commissioned two neon artworks on the rooftops of Plaine de Plainpalais each year for the last three years. Artists are selected from an annual competition, which has extended its bounds each year, and this year is open to international submissions.

While the artworks vary greatly in concept, form and treatment of the medium, each is a site-specific exploration of contemporary issues. They echo the aesthetic of the lakeside’s corporate neon signage in a language of culture and art.

For more details on submission to this year’s competition, visit: The Neons Project


Nic Hess / ‘Fly a dragon kite’ / 2009 / Photos by Serge Fruehauf (L) & Nic Hess (R)


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster / ‘EXPODROME’ / 2008 / Photos by  Serge Fruehauf


Sislej Xhafa / ‘Axis of silence’ / 2009 / Photo by  Serge Fruehauf

Nic Hess / ‘Fly a dragon kite’ / 2009 / Photo by Serge Fruehauf


Atsara / [M]ondes / image by David Houncheringer

PROJECT Festival of Trees and Lights (Festival Arbres et Lumières)
LOCATION Geneva, Switzerland
ARTISTS Thierry Metral, Allegory, Geraud Periole, Jérôme Hutin, Alexandre Hurzeler, Tilt, Katharina Hohmann, Anaïde Davoudlarian & Grégory Burnisholz, Ron Haselden, Atsara, Simona Braga, Sara De Gouy, Bufalino Benedetto & Benoît Deseille
DURATION 26 November 2010 – 2 January 2011

Taking advantage of the longer hours of darkness over the Christmas period, Geneva’s Festival of Trees and Lights invites diverse European artists to contribute temporary installations for the city’s streetscapes. The artworks this year varied from the eerie, suspended [M]ondes by Atsara, to the playful Pacman figures by Bufalino Benedetto & Benoît Deseille, installed on a string of existing lights.


Pac’ / Bufalino Benedetto & Benoît Deseille


Thierry Metral / Réminiscence / image by David Houncheringer


Jérôme Hutin / Les Vénérables  / image by David Houncheringer

via Lost at E-Minor

PROJECT Hermés Rive Gauche
LOCATION Hotel Lutétia, Paris, France
DESIGN RDAI
PHOTOGRAPHY Michel Denancé
YEAR 2010

RDAI has designed the new Parisian Hermés Boutique, housed within the heritage listed Hotel Lutétia Bath House. Intimate zones are created within the expansive, iconic space by three woven timber huts. The organic forms and material of the digitally designed huts contrast and complement the cool, tiled textures of the bath’s interior in a solution that both transforms and reverences the experience of this historic building.

PROJECT DJ Light
LOCATION Lima, Peru
ARTIST Dominic Harris (London, UK)
DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION Cinimod Studio (London, UK)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING Cinimod Studio with Henrik Ekeus (London, UK)
LOCAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT Claudia Paz for CAM (Lima, Peru)
LOCAL PRODUCTION TEAM Arquileds and Consetec (Lima, Peru)
YEAR 2010

Dominic Harris and Cinimod Studio have created a large scale public interactive artwork as part of the Christmas celebrations of Endesa Energy company.

Guest “DJs” from the public step up to an elevated podium, from which the movements of their bodies cause changes in the expansive landscape of light and sound.

Each DJ’s movement is captured through an infrared camera mounted above the podium, and translated via four interconnected modules into highly responsive sound effects and coloured lighting across 85 inflatable globes.

The project combines complex technical resources to enable simple and powerful user interaction in the public realm. It provides a playful and memorable engagement with the community.

via designboom and Creative Applications Network