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Memories of light from Barcelona

Memories of light from Barcelona. The work evokes a fragmented vision of the dawn, reflections of the sun in the Mediterranean, our sea. The movement of the spectator and the movement of light create subtle effects of perception generating a personal and interactive relationship with the work.

The light art installation was inspired by the myriad reflections the sun produces as it rises from the Mediterranean. The idea was to transpose this light to the Torre del Reloj in Mexico City, the location of the Expo on Barcelona and its design industry, so that visitors could experience a special relationship with the artwork and our city. Filters in warm tones recreate the colours of dawn, while the use of dynamic lighting creates scenes associated with water and the sea. Artistic content that simulates the movement of a fluid creating sensations of peace and tranquillity. This and other scenes - waves and reflections - were activated by pressing wireless buttons on the pedestal close to the installation: creating an interaction between the object, space and user.

The work transmits a sensation of technology through an abstract concept: the light itself.

The light sculpture is made from transparent methacrylate of different thickness and is 70cm wide by 3 metres high. To diffuse the light and obtain texture the panels were sanded manually on both sides. The installation incorporates a sound system which plays a distant rumour of the sea, thus giving the user a complete experience through light, sound and technology.

Commissioned by Design Week Mexico and BCD Barcelona Centre del Disseny. The artwork was part of the "Inspired In Barcelona: Elements" exhibition at Torre del Reloj, Mexico City.

Design Week Mexico 2018
Inspired in Barcelona: Elements
Date: 11.10 - 21.10, 2018

Dimensions: 3500 x 725 x 100 mm
Materials: Transparent methacrylate, aluminium, steel, dichroic film, filters, leds





Client: Simon
Author: Maurici Ginés
Team: Victor Vinyamata, Ramón Ferreira, InSense
Production: summalab
Photo: ©Jaime Navarro