Posts Tagged ‘lumière’
Aujourd’hui dans l’Essai du jour : «Les enseignes lumineuses. Des écritures urbaines au XXe siècle», de Philippe Artières, Éditions Bayard, le rayon des curiosités, octobre 2010. 156 pages, 21 euros.
Architect and designer Kirsten Hively has an enthusiasm for urban space and form that is contagious. Her curiosity about cities is active — she takes notice of a particular structure or sign and seeks out its story. Last summer, Hively told us about the Candela Structures, two almost-forgotten waterfront structures in Flushing Bay that found new life through her investigations and a subsequent exhibition and online project dedicated to surfacing their history. Recently, Hively has discovered a passion for the neon signage of the city and has launched Project Neon, an effort to seek out, photograph and encourage appreciation of the glow of New York City. Read on to learn more about neon’s place in the city, its history and its future and click on any of the images below to launch a slideshow of selections from the over 200 photos (and counting!) she has taken thus far. -V.S.
Les Enseignes lumineuses des écritures urbaines du XXème siècle, par Philippe Artières (Bayard)
lights on is an audio visual performance created for the Ars Electronica museum in Linz, Austria, which has a facade that contains 1085 LED controllable windows. The windows’ colors are changed in realtime with music that’s broadcasted on speakers surrounding the building.