LUMA is an interactive, sound-responsive light sculpture that was inspired by the natural phenomena of bioluminescence and the fairy tales of youth. Resembling a cluster of white dandelions, the sculpture is comprised of several million fiber optic strands which are illuminated by internal LEDs that are activated by sound.
Two microphones were installed for this project: one inside a gallery and one outside for after-hours interactions. Light clusters would travel around the installation based on the length and volume of sound produced when singing into one of the microphones.
Created in collaboration with Kevin Siwoff, Park premiered this piece at Red Bull Studios, New York in 2015 for the 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