London-based artist and designer Jason Bruges has realized an epic, site specific, light installation within the main nave of York Minster in UK. The artwork is founded on the construct of creating a secondary layer of dynamic, temporal and ephemeral architecture sculptured from light. Inspired by the continuous crafting and iterating of the layers of work by the Minster’s stonemasons, Bruges and his team have investigated the relationship between the vaults, light and the audience.
Drawing upon the ceremonial nature of the space, the artist has created a synchronized procession of light that highlights and explores the nave as a choreographed architectural experience. The art installation inscribes the perimeter of the main nave and is constructed from a bespoke system of computer controlled moving head luminaires, animating a dynamic light architecture around the atmospheric volumes of the nave. The piece, immersive and complimented by a soundscape, has been conceived as part of 2016 illuminating York festival that invites visitors to explore and discover the city through the imagination of artists, using the medium of light in all its forms.
all images and video courtesy of Jason Bruges Studio