At the intersections of light, space and interaction


2013 in review

The  2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Lux continues to make waves. Our New Zealand sister event Wellington Lux is shaping up nicely for 21-24 June – both Ruairi Glynn and Kimchi&Chips are heading out for the event, together with Cornelia Erdmann, Pierre Proske and many more to be announced. Get down there if you can!

Also: Submergence, the Squidsoup installation shown at ROM as part of LUX, is now on show at Mapping Festival in Geneva. And Aurora Nebula, the projection onto lycra installation by Pretty Concrete, will be exhibited at this year’s Hove Festival.


Fontourist summary of Oslo LUX 2013!

We have a video and stills of the event coming soon but, in the meantime, this is something very special from Fontourist – also of this parish – the fifteen talks of the day each boiled into a single image. Fantastic!

Thank you sir – we salute you! xxx


Click on the image for a higher res version, or go HERE.

Each speaker’s image can also be seen individually HERE


Submergence LUX after party

15 speakers at a sellout symposium, 12 artworks in two galleries, and more to come.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came – speakers, artists and the almost 200 people who attended the symposium at Oslo School of Architecture and Design, filling the large auditorium for a whirlwind tour of the cutting edge of light art, design and architecture.

Tonight, Ilan Katin, one of the speakers, is performing his latest piece Ana X at Atelier Nord’s Annex.

The gallery at Oslo School of Architecture and Design is open weekdays 0800-1500 until 15th February, and Squidsoup’s Submergence is on at ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur until Sunday 17th February. Opening times Wednesday-Sunday, 1400-1800.

Official photos and video to come, but in the meantime tag flickr photos OSLOLUX, or send us a link.


Image: Evan Roth, Laser Tag

The exhibitions are coming together, the speakers have begun arriving… less than 48 hours to go!

Registration for Oslo LUX 2013 opens at 0800 at Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) – directions HERE.

Please note that Oslo LUX 2013 starts at 0900, and we need to stay on time in order to be finished by around 1700. The gallery opening is at 1700 (also at AHO), then the evening kicks off at 1900 at ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur – directions HERE – where more works are exhibited.

Tickets are still available HERE.

See you Thursday morning

Oslo LUX 2013 – Artworks


In addition to FIFTEEN inspirational speakers, Oslo LUX 2013 will also be presenting TWELVE light-based works, across THREE venues!

At the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, the gallery space will contain four artworks that explore light and space in very different ways. Cuppatelli & Mendoza’s Notional Field is a stunning Mixed Media interactive projection piece; Ruairi Glynn’s The Lamppost and The Glowworm, an idiosyncratic take on surrealist Artificial Intelligence; Meghan Reynard’s beautiful take on light-based spatial intervention, Thicket; and Andy Graydon’s musing on presence and materiality, Band Pass.

Around the gallery, Marius Watz’ Prime Hex B will cast a light over the main corridor, and Einar Sneve Martinussen’s Satellite Lamps will be sensing and visualising GPS satellite signals in real time inside the auditorium. And Aarseth & Nesheim’s Nuun will be illuminating dark spaces with piped daylight in the Byggehalle.

ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur, a wonderful gallery space just down the road, is currently showing Submergence, a large new immersive and interactive piece by Squidsoup. This will be the venue for the evening LUX event, and Submergence will be accompanied by Semiconductor’s mesmerising Heliocentric, a film that uses the sun as focal point as it passes across the sky; Pretty Concrete’s sensuous and interactive Aurora Nebula will be tempting the elements outside, accompanied by the playful glow of One Stunt a Month’s Plasma balls.

And finally, Ilan Katin will be launching his latest project, Ana X, creating a dialogue between past and present, at Atelier Nord’s ANX, round the corner at Olaf Ryes Plas, the following day.

Tickets are still available HERE. We hope to see you on 7th February!

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