Out of the darkness, a moving light appears in between the trees; dancing in the middle of the sky it looks like a mirage. Light Matters is a media installation that projects images from natural phenomena onto a large net, giving the effect of a hologram in the air.
Since the beginning of time, light has existed in its most existential form providing comfort and enchantment. More and more, artificial light tends to steal the thunder of natural lights and darkness. These natural phenomena are hiding nowadays in pure darkness like a diamond in a mine. To reveal these marvelous pieces of natural light into the heart of the city, Light Matters proposes a travel around the world and further. Rare treasures from the universe, the northern skies, the deep sea, the center of the earth and more will float above us reminding people how much light matters. You can continuously be mesmerized by the versatility, power and beauty of light, which has been around for so much longer than man.
Light Matters is a featured installation at WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from May 30–June 2, 2019. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, temporary installations and performances in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces.
Funding for WAVE is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the National Endowment for the Arts, with media support from Mountain Living.
Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist
ACT Lighting Design (ACTLD) is a Belgian based design agency founded by Koert Vermeulen in 1995. Today, the agency is specialized in lighting, visual and environmental design. Their portfolio includes light designs for interiors, buildings and outdoor spaces, as well as temporary lighting design and installations for festivals, ceremonies, shows and events. Innovation, personal experience and sustainability make up the core of the agency’s design practice.