2018 has been a big year for public art at Lightwell. Below is an update of two artworks that have recently opened in Seoul, South Korea, and Green Square, Sydney.
After four years of weather watching, High Water officially opened at the Green Square Library last week.
Separated into an abstract representation of sky and sea, our nine metre pillar takes live data from weather sensors and the web, transforming them into moving watercolours. The artwork changes every minute of the day, determined by the temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation levels and tidal patterns that surround it.
Using a mix of handmade watercolours and generative art, High Water provides its own visual language for our shifting climate.
The artwork is completely powered by renewable energy and an online archive is available here.
Special thanks to Jisuk Han at X Squared Design, Event Engineering, Big Screen Projects and City of Sydney for all their help with this project.
An Earlier Conversation
In August this year, we installed An Earlier Conversation for the City of Seoul in South Korea.
With help from the Art Factory in Incheon and the Hangang Art Park, the artwork consists of 55 copper gramophone horns that stand together along the Han River.
The horns play an immersive soundscape; snippets of bees, birds and music that mix the natural with the man-made.
You can check out the videos for these artworks, as well as many of our other projects, here on our projects page.