This art project was an installation at Sydney Smart Light Festival 2009. It was positioned at the at the subway entrance at Observatory Park for May & June 2009. The idea is based on the effects of artificial moonlight, as a metaphor for a simulated reality. The cool blue light transforms the public space and creates a different atmosphere of darker, starrier night skies. The light-installation emphasizes the structure of the fig and surrounding palm leaves and provokes associations to an expressionistic movie.
In using very simple medium, the project succeeds in obtaining an effect of a different public space. In accentuating the surroundings, the visitors' senses get stimulated for a more attentive regard on the surroundings. This installation became the spot to kiss along the light walk.
The lamp uses a low wattage of 400W. It decreases the need for surrounding street lights and reduces light pollution.
The installation was bought by the festival and is now permanently installed at Darling Harbour.
Pick a date to match the brightest moon
Light installation: Sydney Smart Light
Artist: Jeppe Aagaard Andersen
Realisation: May 2009
Client: Sydney Smart Light 2009
Sponsors: STEENSEN VARMING (Australia) Pty Ltd
Jeppe Aagaard Andersen
Nordre Strandvej 199 E
Pick a date to match
the brightest moon