Location: Sanya, China
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $100,000
The Light Maze is a 24h interactive and immersive light installation based and further developed on the experience with Yǔzhòu Light Maze, which Brut Deluxe was commissioned originally for the Luneng Sanya Bay Light and Art Festival in Hainan, China.
The installation consists of a maze based on a triangular geometry and built of 2,20m high panels of acrylic glass. A dichroic film glued to one side of the acrylic glass converts the panels in semi-transparent and reflects or shifts the light rays along the entire colour range of a rainbow while the spectator moves in the installation.
On the other side of each acrylic glass sheet, a specifically created pattern of grooves is mechanically carved in. During night, the grooves are illuminated by powerful LED rails with subtly shifting colours located in the inferior and superior framework and submerge the spectator in a forest of light. The reflections and mirroring effects of the panels convert the interior in an infinity room – a unique cosmos of overlapping light patterns and constantly changing colours.
To create a 24h outdoor fully immersive light installation