Christmas lights powered by lightning

22 Dec

Streetlight Storm from Katie Paterson contemplates the ecosystem in a new commission for Vauxhall Motors. It is taking place until the 30th January 2010  at Deal Pier, Kent.

I have to say it is AWESOME in reality…

Katie has transformed Deal pier into a monitoring system for global storm patterns after being  commissioned by Vauxhall Motors to create an art work on the theme of re-inventing British classics –  taking  a British seaside town as her inspiration in creating this work (which runs along the length of the pier, and out to sea). Whilst the installation is in place, the lights will flicker in time with lightning storms as they occur live across the globe. Honestly it looks GREAT in real life.

Starting on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year (21st December), Streetlight Storm will take place throughout the darkest months of the British winter, silently conveying the weather patterns of a whole planet. The film I am making about this is coming soon… like tonight. Will post here 🙂 Meanwhile enjoy this image of a very cold film director…

One Response to “Christmas lights powered by lightning”

  1. Anonymous December 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    great image name on the bottom photo

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