Video> Grimanesa Amorós Lights Up Issey Miyake

Friday, December 16, 2011

Grimanesa Amorós, Uros, 2011, light sculpture installation

Last night, Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós presented her newest lighting sculpture at the Frank Gehry-designed flagship of Issey Miyake in Tribeca. Entitled Uros, the piece is one in a series inspired by the Uros Islands, a group of floating islets made by the pre-Incan Uros tribe using the tortora reeds native to Lake Titicaca.

Amorós uses light-diffusing material illuminated from within with LEDs programmed in a custom lighting sequence to evoke the shape of sea foam and reeds adrift on Peruvian water. The sculpture, measuring 15 feet long and 26 inches high, will be on display through January 14. If you can’t make it to the store, watch installation of the piece and the artist’s discussion of her work here:

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