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.