Interactive light installation – Permanent Public Art commissioned by the consortium Crafts Study Centre and the Farnham Maltings.
Tracing Light is a permanent interactive light Installation, which creates ripples of colour as people pass over the Farnham Malting’s pedestrian bridge. The work is designed with sustainable LED street lighting and is one of the first LED interactive street light installations.
At sunset and dawn the light installation becomes non interactive and plays a spectrum of colours to reflect the beautiful light changes of sunrise and sunset.
The artwork creates a connection with the area and evokes subtle play. The bridge is on a popular walking route over the River Wey.
As part of the Tracing Light commission a light trail ran between the two cultural venues in Farnham On the opening night over 150 people joined the light trail, which began at the Crafts Study Centre and culminated at the light bridge. On completing the light trail, members of the public were invited to a light graffiti workshop creating their own trails of light. At the graffiti light workshop people could draw with light to create their own light messages.
Farnham Creates, Surrey, UK, 2008.
Tracing Light is a creative installation improving the appearance of a sensitive site and engages with multiple audiences. The project has been a resounding success, quickly entering the growing body of work in the public realm in Farnham with an innovative distinction.
-Professor Simon Olding, Director, Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts