This weekend the festival Llum BCN, within the framework of the Popular Festivities of Santa Eulàlia, embrace ‘ORBIS’, a lighting installation designed by the students of our Official Degrees and the Master in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces (MEATS) of ELISAVA.
‘ORBIS’ is an installation where two light sources dialogue in order to increase the value of the shadow concept, by removing its negative connotation and increasing its beauty.
Can we think of a shadow that produces light? Can we reverse the usual relationship between light and shadow in a way that we create an illuminated shadow? Can an object create linght and shadow simultaneously?
The students of MEATS of ELISAVA have worked on these questions to suggest a dynamic conversation between two light sources that compete to remove the frontiers between light and shadow; a subtle and changing choreography where the usual roles of light and shadow will dilute in a continuous dance.
Authors: Andoni Zamora, Luciana Pimentel, Pablo Viaplana, Yuliana Leon, Santiago Ríos, Alba Julià, Mariam Binsaif, Claudia Ribot, Daniela Meade, Sandra Lara, Laia Garrido, Ursula Pahl, Alessia Nobile, Lorena Medina and Kueilu Lin
Tuthors: Gabriel Paré and María de la Cámara, from Cube.bz; Manuela Valtchanova; Roger Paez and Antoni Montes, Master’s course leaders.