What to do with 13 decommissioned factory pipes in Dnipro, Ukraine?
Why not convert them into a glorious bouquet of flowers…laser flowers that is. The city of one million is located in southeastern Ukraine and hopes to increase tourism to the city. Lighting designers at a private company called Expolight experimented with 5 of the 13 chimneys – “employing an amalgam of lasers, pixel lights, and wireless synchronization,” say the organizers.
Named the “Dnipro Svitlovi Kvity” (Дніпро Світлові квіти), the new installation is visible at night far from the train yards where it originates, including along Slobozhanskyi Ave in this industrial city that runs alongside the Dnieper River.
Designers at Expolight created the light-art installation by “employing an amalgam of lasers, pixel lights, and wireless synchronization,” to make the stalks and blossoms dance in the middle of the nighttime cityscape.
The project was originally published on Designboom and it’s part of their DIY Submissions series.
“Winner of the 2021 lighting design awards, the artists say they hope to illuminate all thirteen chimneys, creating a “real technological garden that covers a distance of 7km, visible from the right side of the Dnipro riverbank.”- Desingboom.
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