Bringing buildings to light is our passion, so we were excited by the chance to take part in Shed Light at the 2012 Light in Winter festival at Federation Square in Melbourne.
Light is wonderful! It sustains us. It is abundant. It is ever-present. And it is all thanks to the sun.
During the day the energy of the sun lights up our world, even when the skies are blanketed with cloud. At night the moon reflects the sun’s glow. Even artificial light has the sun as its source, having nourished trees which became fossilised carbon over millions of years or, more recently, providing the solar energy that is captured by photovoltaic cells.
Lighting installations often rely on artificial light for their effect, overlooking the power of natural light. We saw Shed Light as an opportunity to create a structure that responds to sunlight, moonlight and the light of the city. To us, recycling light is a new way to think about light pollution.
Shed Light is a month-long series of light installations in Federation Square coordinated by Electrolight as part of Melbourne’s annual Light in Winter Festival.