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Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival

A woman interacts with art installation Dazzling Dodecahedron at the Winter Lights festival at Canar..

By admin , in UK , at January 17, 2018

Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
A woman interacts with art installation Dazzling Dodecahedron at the Winter Lights festival at Canary Wharf (Picture: EPA)

Canary Wharf, usually a bit of a glass and concrete wasteland, has been lit up in a spectacular fashion for the Winter Lights festival.

The exhibition features art and light installations set up in different sites across Canary Wharf, one of the two main financial districts in east London.

Visitors to the area have been interacting with the installations all day – including a massive bubble filled with light, Sonic Light Bubble, in Jubilee Plaza.

Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
A woman interacts with art installation Sonic Light Bubble (Picture: EPA)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
People interact with Sonic Light Bubble (Picture: EPA)

Some of the works use technology to show something different to every person who looks.

For example, Julius Popp’s Bit.Fall displays words taken from a live newsfeed on The Times website – which then drop down in a wall of water in Chancellor Passage.

Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
Illuminated water drops as part of the art installation Bit.Fall (Picture: EPA)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
Bit.Fall takes words from a live newsfeed on The Times’ website (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
The words rain down in a wall of water (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

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Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
A woman interacts with the art installation Reflecting Halons (Picture: EPA)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
People interact with art installation Pixels (Picture: EPA)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
A woman interacts with art installation On Your Wavelength, which reacts to your thoughts (Picture: EPA)

And Marcus Lyall’s On Your Wavelength is ‘controlled by your mind’, via an EEG headset.

Apparently, as your thought patterns change the electrical data from your brain changes the music and light patterns of the installation – which has more than 30,000 LEDs.

Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
Amanda Parer’s installation Intrude (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
People can stand inside Dazzling Dodecahedron (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
Tine Bech’s Colour Me Beautiful shows people images of themselves (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
Light installations jazz up Canary Wharf for Winter Lights festival
Venividimultiplex’s Halo is also part of the festival (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

The light festival is going to stay up across the Wharf until January 27.

See more about the individual installations on the Winter Lights website.

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