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Brut Deluxe Lights up the Streets of Geneva with LUX.LGE Installation

Brut Deluxe Lights up the Streets of Geneva with LUX.LGE Installation

Brut Deluxe has created a colorful light installation, made up of 48 chandelier-like pieces that dangle above Geneva’s Rue du Mont Blanc for the 2015 Geneva LUX light festival. The project continues on Brut Deluxe’s extensive work with ephemeral installations and their study of spatial qualities through light.

Miguel de Guzmán and Rocío Romero, from the photography studio Imagen Subliminal, have shared with us their images and video of the installation.

Learn more and view more images after the break. 

© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) +16

Architect's Description. lux.lge is a light installation designed specifically for the light festival Geneva LUX by invitation and commission of the City. 48 chandelier-like light motives spread over Rue du Mont Blanc in an apparently random way. Though the light motives follow a scheme, each one is unique.

Brut Deluxe Lights up the Streets of Geneva with LUX.LGE Installation, © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)
© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)

Our main interest while designing a light installation is the possibility of creating an artificial atmosphere that changes the perception of space. The artificial atmosphere evokes not only an intense personal experience but is also intended to manipulate how people move and interact in space by creating areas of different densities and altering colour schemes in order to perceive the installation differently at each point of view.

© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)
© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero)

Our installations are generally inspired by, and recreate in abstract form, images in our personal reminiscence to give passers-by an intense atmospheric sensation that evokes these collective memories and experiences just by light.

Design: Ben Busche / Brut Deluxe 
Team: Philip Baumann, Elisa Luda
Client: City Council of Geneva
Curator: Julien Pavillard / Congo Bleu
Constructor: Ilmex S.A.
Area: Rue du Mont Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland
Year: 03 Dec 2015 – 06 Jan 2016 
Photography + Video: ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman / Rocío Romero)    
Status: temporary/ build

Technical data / light motive:
Height: 4,00m / Diameter:  0,60m to 2,50m / Weight: 22kg / Power: 580W

Cite: Katie Watkins. "Brut Deluxe Lights up the Streets of Geneva with LUX.LGE Installation" 12 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/778542/brut-deluxe-lights-up-the-streets-of-geneva-with-luge-installation/>
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