LIGHTING GUERRILLA LABORATORY AND INTERACTIVE
Visualia Group: MAGIC GARDEN
Monday, 6. February 2017, at
Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana
Project Magic Garden,
created by Croatian artist collective Visualia Group, is
an interactive light installation merging the beauty of
the nature with sound and light technology. A unique
light mushroom plantation is designed in the form of
garden and a separate control console, through which
visitors can affect the audio and visual appearance of
the layout by moving their hands.
Inhabited with ‘natural’ elements such as
plants and rocks the Magic garden consists of mushrooms
made of synthetic resin and fitted with LED lights. The
control console is equipped with sensors that enable
manipulation of the light and sound image of the garden.
In interaction with the viewer the installation thus
turns into a living organism offering a myriad of
GROUP from the Croatian city of Pula represents
an informal group of creative individuals, programmers
and electrical engineers, who in his work are focused on
modern technology in the context of contemporary visual
creativity. Scope of work groups Visualia Group
comprises 3D-mapping, light design, interactive and LED
installations, and actively explore and experiment with
new technologies. Members of the group are also involved
in the light art festival Visualia in Pula where the
project was presented for the first time.
Prior to the
opening of the exhibition The Magic Garden by Pula based
Visualia Group a two-day workshop will be held where the
authors of the project will reveal secrets of their
Free of charge workshop is to be inaugurated by a short
lecture on the possibilities of use of LED technology in
light installations, followed by participants'
production of shiny mushrooms made out of silicon. The
participants will be provided with practical tips in
designing light objects and their colour manipulation as
well as with the methods and processes of connecting
those objects into a bigger unit.
Works produced at the workshop are to be exhibited next
to the Magic Garden installation at RAMPA on Monday, 6th
of February, at 19 pm.