Butterflies are the symbol of change, creativity, soul freedom, joy and colour. Their power is transformation, shape shifting and evolution.
Butterflies represent transformation and freedom across all cultures; ‘Bright Cities’ are places where people can grow culturally, socially and broaden their mind; our glowing butterflies are symbols of this potential change and cultural evolution.
The swarm of butterflies creates an array of RGB LEDs which are individually addressable and are choreographed for rich lighting effects based on the audience interaction.
More information about the process and technology on our blog page
Commissioned by the Amsterdam Light Festival, from 27 November 2014 to 18 January 2015 Wertheimpark, Amsterdam.
Exhibited at Canary Wharf Winter Fest, London (2016); Georgetown Glow, US (2016); Irvine Illumination (2016); Enlighten, Canberra, AUS (2017); E-luminate, Cambridge, UK (2017); Salter Shall garden, London (2018); Jerusalem Light Festival (2018); Light City Baltimore, US (2018), Salters Hall Garden London (2019), Gothenburg Festival (2020), Kew Gardens (2021-22).
Photo Credit: Janus van den Eijnden, Paul Struijk, Gloria Ronchi