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The Lights of Luminato

Well, digging back in my archive I came accross a RAW file that I'd never processed from an arts and culture event in Toronto last summer called 'Luminato'. For two weeks this series of about 20 search lights fired into the air above Toronto's Harbourfront Centre and could be seen throughout the city. This part of the city-wide Luminato event was itself a piece of art. Special sensors which visitors to the exibit, located next to each lamp, could be held at which point the user's pulse is measured. Within moments lights swing and pulse to the rate of each users heart, projecting bright into the sky. It was quite a sensation as a user -- becoming visually aware of the rythm of your heart that is. An exciting and very worthwhile exibit that I hope may return to the waterfront in future summers. Luminato drew more people to Harbourfront that I had seen down there in many summers.

I took this image while shooting with my friend Nick and I enjoyed a night at the waterfront playing with these amazing toys (i mean art) with my dear friend Megan.

-iain

The Lights of Luminato

Well, digging back in my archive I came accross a RAW file that I'd never processed from an arts and culture event in Toronto last summer called 'Luminato'. For two weeks this series of about 20 search lights fired into the air above Toronto's Harbourfront Centre and could be seen throughout the city. This part of the city-wide Luminato event was itself a piece of art. Special sensors which visitors to the exibit, located next to each lamp, could be held at which point the user's pulse is measured. Within moments lights swing and pulse to the rate of each users heart, projecting bright into the sky. It was quite a sensation as a user -- becoming visually aware of the rythm of your heart that is. An exciting and very worthwhile exibit that I hope may return to the waterfront in future summers. Luminato drew more people to Harbourfront that I had seen down there in many summers.

I took this image while shooting with my friend Nick and I enjoyed a night at the waterfront playing with these amazing toys (i mean art) with my dear friend Megan.

-iain

comments (5)

  • vintage
  • australia
  • 10 Feb 2008, 11:57
Super night shot great colours
Very nice and impressive night shot. Well done
Very cool night image! Wish I could have been there to see this in person.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2008, 23:32
Shame on you for not processing this one!

What an event! And getting a laser light to pulse in personal time must have been quite something, I'll bet they all speeded up.
  • Meegz
  • Canada
  • 11 Feb 2008, 19:41
This was one of my favourite events of the summer! Fantastic photo of a really fun and interesting piece of interactive installation art. Thanks for preserving some of my best memories of T.O. smile

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