LUMINARIE DE CAGNA, A CATHEDRAL MADE FROM 55,000 LED'S

by Miryam Muller in ,


Here Alain de Botton’s Luminarie De Cagna featured at Ghent Light Festival held in the Belgium from January 26-29th. A colonnade is transformed into a cathedral of light using 55,000 LEDs with Romanesque and Renaissance architecture-inspired arches and an entrance that’s 28 meters high. On a sustainable note, this magical fairyland of wonder only consumes 20Kwatt/h.

With new technologies and creative thinking, artists can really amp up the awe factor when using light as a medium, like the light festival held in Durham, England last year, UVA’s alien-looking neon cube (which toured our events in 2011), and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light to name just three.

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Images via Flickr user sector271

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