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The ’21st Century Light Space Modulator’ Is Finally Launched

You may have read my previous post about this collaboration project between Havells Sylvania, Jason Bruges Studio and the London Southbank Centre. Last night was the final unveiling of The 21st Century Light Space Modulator, located under Hungerford Bridge. The piece was inspired by László Moholy-Nagy’s work on the Light Prop for an Electric Stage in 1930. The modulator itself is an interactive piece of artwork that reacts to activity and motion, and was last night showcased by a 20 minute evening performance from South Asian dance studio, Akademi. The project is a visual representation of the Havells Sylvania philosophy: a fusion of invention, innovation, eastern and western influences which have the power to transform a neglected space through the use of light.

The modulator will remain under the Hungerford Bridge until November 1st, and after that it will be transferred to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) until January 31st. For more information, please head over to the official website or check twitter at #modulator.

21st Century Light Space Modulator

The 21st Century Light Space Modulator

As part of a company-sponsored event in collaboration with Jason Bruges Studio and Southbank Centre, I had the opportunity to attend “The 21st Century Light Space Modulator” event on London’s South Bank (just below Hungerford Bridge). On a typically rainy English summer’s evening, the crowd still turned up to see launch of the project which will be on-going until it’s final unveiling in the autumn. The structure itself is a moving light sculpture that fuses Western and Eastern influences,which can be seen in the video and image below. I have to say, it’s fairly small scale at the moment, but I am excited to see the effect of the final and larger-scale version. Further info and future updates can be seen on the projects official website.