LUMA is an interactive, sound-responsive light sculpture inspired by the natural phenomena of bioluminescence and the playful fairy tales of childhood. The sculpture, which resembles a giant bio-mimetic cluster of white dandelions, is comprised of millions of fiber optic strands that become illuminated by internal LEDs when activated by sound.
The work was created as the first in a series of collaboration with artist, Kevin Siwoff, and premiered at Red Bull Studios, NY, 2015. It was created on the occasion of the exhibition: NEW INC Showcase at Red Bull Studios New York, July 2015.
Photos and Videos taken by: Eric Petschek
• Interview with Art Report (Video)
• Interview with NEW INC X Red Bull Studios (Video)
• Red Bull Studios blog
• An Article by Artnet
Dimensions: 14ft 11inch (D) x 27ft (W) x 9ft 3inch (H)
Medium: 5000 Fiber optic bundles, 2 Microphones, 80 LEDs, Speaker wires, 40 of 3D printed spheres