“C’è Luce” (There is light) is the installation of “Andare Oltre Si Può” http://www.andareoltresipuo.it/, association promoting the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
The lighting installation is part of the project dedicated to “LIGHT AOSP 2015” sponsored by UNESCO – IYL 2015, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, MiBACT; Regione Toscana, Provincia di Lucca, Comune di Lucca, Comune di Capannori, Coordown, Special Olympics Italia.
Domenico Raimondi, art director and designer of “C’è Luce”: “As important element in everyday life, light is a unique and essential resource, it nourishes the life and also improves it.
During the “International Year of Light and technologies based on Light” promoted in 2015 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, there is a crossing and meeting place.
A square in the square where people meet and look into each other’s eyes, a place where you can give a smile or look at the sky pointing the nose upwards.
Modernity contrasts the art, contemporaneity contrasts the history. Light is life, color, emotion. Light is hope.” The installation consists of 112 water tanks with low-consumption LED lamps inside.
At 4 entrances visitors, through touch controls, can change the brightness and color of the walls. Inside the message “Going beyond it’s possibile” in different languages, a message and an invitation to go beyond the differences and diversity.
From December 19 to January 10, 101 works of art dedicated to light will be on display at the Palazzo Ducale in Lucca and January 9 will be auctioned to raise funds for charity projects. Source by thesignLab.
Location: Piazza San Michele, Lucca, Italy
Architect: thesignLab Domenico Raimondi
Manufactures: Amandla Production, Allestend, Scutaro, Proservice, Huevo Print
Client: “Andare oltre si può”
Area: Total surface 100 m2
Year: 28 november 2015 – 10 january 2016
Images: Courtesy of thesignLab
Article by Marco Rinaldi