Flawless by Studio ALEX (Architectural Light Experience)

On display: Feb. 23–March 5, 2018

“A light installation based on capturing the ephemerality of nature” is how Studio ALEX describes their installation Flawless. This piece has been shown at light art festivals in Amsterdam and London and, this year, is co-commissioned for Canal Convergence through a partnership with i Light Marina Bay in Singapore.

Flawless comprises over 4,000 bioluminescent leaves that glow in the night sky. The leaves are suspended in mid-air, re-creating a moment in movement, as if the leaves were frozen in the middle of a breeze. The leaves are made of transparent resin and colorful phosphorescent pigments, giving the piece a shimmery green glow. Like photosynthesis, where plants use sunlight to produce energy, the phosphorescent pigments in Flawless absorb the sun’s rays during the day to create the glowing effect at night.

Studio ALEX (Architectural Light Experience) was founded in 2014 in Amsterdam and Milan by industrial designer Gonzalo Bascunan, from Chile, and space designer Perrine Vichet, from France. Both coming from eclectic and unique backgrounds, they explore light in all its forms to shape experiences in the public space. Studio ALEX’s projects are characterized by their emotional and minimal aesthetic impact with a continuous search for strong storytelling.

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