1. Lumières - The Play of Brilliants. Exhibition.
Paris, France. 6 March to 31 May 2015.
Sorry... but we have to pick one of our own projects to start with. The Play of the Brilliants features 11 artworks which break the boundaries between art, design, architecture, technology and industry. The works are to be found at Éléphant Paname, a centre for art and dance in central Paris. The phrase 'the Play of Brilliants' was made famous by the pioneer of architectural lighting design Richard Kelly. This poetic expression is used to describe the magic of light when it adds sparkle and vivacity to a space. It is the fantastical element of light, the part that enchants, excites and charms us: a sky full of stars, a glittering diamond and mirror chandelier or sunlight dancing on the floor. It's the dynamism that light creates in our world. The light-themed works offer visitors an opportunity to play with and to experience the brilliance of light.
2. PhoScope's PhosWords. Online Competition.
Everywhere. 1 January to 1 October 2015.
Light Collective are proud to be honorary members of PhoScope, the lighting think tank which aims to change the practice, education and critical study of lighting. PhoScope's PhosWords project raises awareness and advances understanding by creating a new lexicon of light. For IYL 2015, PhoScope is running a competition to extend the language of light. Become a philophot (n. a person who loves light) by coining a new light related word. Winners are announced in December 2015 and will feature in the second edition of PhosWords. Our favourite PhosWord: 'cacophotal' adj. pertaining to or suffering from bad light quality.
3. You Say Light, I Think Shadow. Book and exhibition.
Ljubljana, Slovenia. 16 April to 31 May 2015
For 'You Say Light, I Think Shadow' Sandra Praun and Aleksandra Stratimirovic invited 109 prominent and inspiring people from the fields of art, architecture, design, literature, film, theatre, and photography to share their thoughts on the question 'What is light?' Although there are no images to accompany the contributions, the book is still an impressive visual experience. The words of the contributors come alive through the use of graphic elements, typography, paper, and a multitude of different print and bookbinding techniques. The supporting exhibition was in Stockholm, Sweden from January to March 2015 and is at the Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 16 April to 31 May 2015. There even a contribution by - yep, you guessed it - Light Collective.