Walk the Light by Cinimod and Phillips @ LDF

‘This is the first time we are physically moving light fixtures by thermal camera control,’ Harris says.

This week, an underground tunnel leading to London’s V&A is illuminated by an interactive installation that lets visitors determine its course.

The lighting project, realized by Cinimod Studio and Phillips, uses thermal camera tracking the LED lighting on a moving monorail. The technologically-savvy project shoes how sophisticated and playful lighting can be.

As a guest enters the tunnel, a bright light tracks his or her movement. As another person passes, a white light will jump to the new visitor.

‘On either side of the white band, washes of strong colour are pushed and pulled along the tunnel, creating an ambient lighting effect that represents the overall ebb and flow of the day’s visitors,’ says Dominic Harris of Cinimod Studio.

The installation can be seen during London Design Festival until 23 September at the V&A.

Photos courtesy Susan Smart.

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