Lumiere London


It’s almost time to visit London’s biggest ever light festival – Lumiere. 

From King’s Cross to Mayfair, the famous (and free) festival will take over the capital for the first time, taking centre stage from 14th to 17th January.

Central London will be lit up each evening, with iconic buildings being transformed into mesmerising installations with floating fish, neon dogs, and 3D projected elephants.

Produced by Artichoke, Lumiere has previously dazzled Durham and Derry.

Read more about the unmissable festival here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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P-Cube by UNSTABLE


A breathtaking pavilion in a Russian park changes its visuals with the time of day.

P-Cube, by UNSTABLE, sits in the heart of VDNKh Park in Moscow, towering above its surroundings.

The 9m x 9m installation consists of skeletal scaffolding and a translucent fabric, which changes during the day and at night to create a ‘physical-digital environment of light and shadows’, incorporating a variety of vibrant visuals.

The immersive experience is completed by a soundtrack composed by local electronica act Pixelord.

See P-Cube in action below and let us know what you think of it.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/148569084

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Luminaries


New York’s Winter Garden has received a mesmerising transformation with 650 pulsating lanterns.

Design firm Rockwell Group suspended colourful light cubes inside the Manhattan atrium, naming the installation ‘Luminaries’.

Luminaries is controlled by ‘wishing stations’ at the base of the sculpture, which allow visitors to control the colour of each cube, while five light shows have also been programmed into the display.

If you’re lucky enough to be in New York, the mesmerising installation will be open until January.

Take a  closer look at Luminaries here and tell us what you think of it.

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Great Barrier Reef recreated in a gas tank


The Great Barrier Reef has been recreated in an old gas storage tank in Germany.

Artist Yadegar Asisi projects the famous coral reef onto the tank’s cloth-covered walls, letting visitors experience the incredible diversity of the habitat on a life-size scale, revealing coral, fish, and more in a sea of magical greens and blues.

The 360⁰ panorama is 100 feet high – visitors can get closer to the art by climbing a tower of stairs in the centre of the installation.

Asisi is known for his similar projects, including his recreations of Ancient Rome and the Berlin Wall.

The work will be on show at the Asisi Panometer in Leipzig until next September.

Take a closer look at the panorama here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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An Infinity Room of endless reflections


A renowned artist is exhibiting a magical ‘Infinity Room’ in a New York gallery.

Lucas Samaras’ interactive installation, Doorway, is completely covered and filled with mirrors, which produce intriguing effects with colour, light, and perspective, giving visitors a unique sense of weightlessness.

Doorway has been on display at the Pace Gallery as part of the artist’s latest exhibition, Album 2.

Samaras, who made his impact on the art scene in 1966, has a history of creating mirrored room installations, including Room No. 2, Paraxena, and Mirrored Cell.

Take a closer look at Doorway here and tell us if you would like to experience an Infinity Room.

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Britain’s tallest sculpture gains a slide


London architecture firm Bblur has designed an epic slide, which will wrap around the tallest sculpture in the UK.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, an observation tower in London’s Olympic Park, will be home to a slide that allows visitors to exit the tower in a more stylish way than usual – at 15mph.

The slide itself, which will be around 180m long, will get riders to the bottom in approximately 40 seconds, giving them a unique view of the city skyline along the way.

Opening in spring 2016, the slide may become a new hit tourist attraction – read more about this fun idea here.

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An industrial labyrinth


A Belgian design team has created an industrial twist on the famous Labyrinth, playing with space and structure for an interactive experience.

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh’s one kilometre ‘Labyrint’ sculpture consists of 186 tonnes of steel, which form intricate corridors five metres high.

The installation uses large geometric shapes, such as cones and spheres, to create intriguing voids and offer unique perspectives for visitors, allowing them to see into other sections and outside the maze.

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the C-Mine Art Centre in Genk, Labyrint also features a steel tower, which provides a bird’s eye view of the sculpture.

Take a closer look at Labyrint here and tell us if you would dare to experience it.

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