Project Description


Light installation

EL wire, cable ties

A new edition of Lightweight made for the LUX light festival in Wellington, New Zealand.

Lightweight is light, and light in weight. It is a delicate light installation integrated with existing pole sculptures along Wellington’s harbour front, that is visually striking – in particular at night – yet very subtle and of low impact in terms of obstruction of view and wind. Lightweight thereby blends in with its site, yet at the same time manages to significantly change the original impression of it.

The suspension sculptures are made from electro-luminescent wire of various colours, that adopt the colour scope of the aquatic scenery of Wellington in hues of green and blue. The sculptures are suspended in straight lines based on mathematical principles, yet shaping parabolical Beziér curves. Lightweigt forms wave-like shapes that are equally reminiscent of the ocean, and the hills surrounding the Wellington Bay. The fine lines softly glow in the dark and overlay each other, creating a spider web-like maze on site, offering the audience an altered mesmerising experience of a usually familiar location.

Cornelia’s participation in LUX has been facilitated by kind support from the Goethe-Institut New Zealand.

WGTN LUX Festival 2013, June 21-24

Images 1-4 by Jeff McEwan (Capture Studios)