Friday, 12 November 2010

Urban Light Art by Luzinterruptus

Luzinterruptus is an anonymous art group who carries out light interventions in public spaces. They started acting in the streets of Madrid at the end of 2008 and have since created installations for a few cities : the last one a commission for the V&A in London. Their aim is to get people's attention on certain urban topics, to embellish spaces and to highlight special places they think are undervalued. Their interventions are incredibly short lived: they hardly last longer than 4 hours. 

Umbrellas on a Construction Beach was their September installation. They tried with 200 cocktail umbrellas to capture the fading feel of the summer.

Last month they staged 10 Mobile Bars in Madrid as a tribute to the many illegal ambulant alcohol vendors who work throughout the night and as a way to draw attention to the city's strict policy on alcohol consumption in the streets.

Beings packed in Light was their installation at the courtyard of the V&A in London October 29th. Hundred inflatable dolls dressed in black inside gigantic white rubbish bags with strategically placed points of light to achieve the effect of trapped shadows.

All pictures by Gustavo Sanabria