- Lightweeds UMNH
A site specific adaptation of the location responsive light installation Lightweeds, permanently installed in the entrance hall of the new built museum UMNH in Salt Lake City. The 75 m2 projection covers the canyon shaped central entrance hall of the museum designed by Enead Architects New York, and is a development of the ongoing work Lightweeds. The work is specified to the site through environmental data and plant species local to the Utah Canyons, that overgrow the 3 story canyon wall and pollinate between its crevices.
Lightweeds - A living digital organism growing onto an indoor space, through which the space regains the natural timeline that it has walled out. Plant families that grow, move and behave directly depending on actual sunshine, rainfall and wind as measured live by sensors placed outside the building. Along human traffic they bend, loose their seeds and pollinate to other walls throughout the space, to make up a constantly evolving bio system that reveals the character of the space and how it is used.
Lightweeds is an ongoing work which since 2005 has been installed in over 50 museums, galleries and public spaces across the world, and is part of the permanent collections of MoMA New York, IMJ Jerusalem and the Hong Kong council.
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2012, commissioned / permanent collection
Finalist - Frame Moooi Award 2013
Silver medal - MUSE Awards 2013
American Aliance of Museums, Media & Technology
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