The project “12” designed by Nargiza seems to be born by the land itself. All twelve balls of the installation illuminated the ground in Limehouse Conservation Area in Ontario, Canada on November 1, 2015. We found the Limehouse location a perfect place for a photo shoot. A unique landscape in the park combines rocky cracks of Niagara Excrement, cliffs and pine trees with its bare roots clasping stones around. The woods became the stage for a play that had mystic characters like fairies and goblins. The observer was under the illusion that the balls would start moving, rotate on themselves or crawl slowly at any moment.
The installation “12” with another our project “OUTSIDERS: energy is inside” was shortlisted in the darc awards 2016, the lighting design contest established by widely read mondo*arc and darc magazines.
How it's made
Installation, testing, shooting
The installation was made of twelve hand-made braided spheres with 60 LEDs IP-SF of GVA Lighting inside each ball and completed with sheets of fabric surrounding trees and acted as light diffusers from the spheres. Furthermore, in the area chosen for the installation there was a crack in the soil where we set linear STR9 RGB floodlights to achieve a glow effect that comes out of the cracks and coloring the treetops from below.
The project statistics
LED modules (IP-SF)
Red zip-ties (≈)
Meters of wire (≈)
Meters of linear STR9
TO SEE THE SOUND
The installation “12” was exhibited at international festival “TO SEE THE SOUND” in Moscow in September-October 2015. The festival is an organic continuation of a joint project of Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) and TodaysArt – LUCIDA Space – in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and Moscow City Galleries Network as part of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
The article in darc
The article featuring installation “12” in the section “Outdoor lighting feature” in the Issue 20 of darc (March/April 2017), the magazine about decorating lighting in architecture.
In the short list
The “Project 12” was shortlisted in the darc awards contest 2016 in the art category.
El bosque de Ontario entre esferas de luz
The article in Spanish in ILUMINET ON LINE (Mexico) about the project.