27 September 2010
South Bank Corporation is set to unveil 'Lightwave,' Monday 4 October - one of the first world-class, kinetic light installations of its size, as part of the highly anticipated Design Triennial week, Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific.
Lightwave has been created by the international, award-winning organisation, AnL Studios, led by Korean designers Min Soo Lee and on a scale of 10 metres wide by 15 metres long by 4 metres high.
Featuring infrared sensors and light stimulating motion detectors, Lightwave will provide an exciting public interface as part of Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific, a unique design event to be hosted by South Bank from 4 to 10 October 2010. Lightwave will continue to be on display at South Bank following Design Triennial week until December.
Unlimited will bring together leading business people, policy makers, designers, researchers and academics to help solve some of the biggest environmental, social and economic issues facing the Asia Pacific.
The Parklands' installation is the central motif in an extensive program comprising 60 events across 30 venues.
South Bank Corporation has received $400,000 contribution from Arts Queensland through the art+place Queensland Public Art Fund to complete Lightwave.
CEO of South Bank Corporation, Malcolm Snow, said Lightwave aimed to generate dialogue about the nature of interacting with art, design and sculpture in public space, as well as highlighting the potential of events like the Design Triennial to facilitate positive change in the Asia Pacific region.
"Brisbane locals are invited to visit the Parklands, South Bank from October to December to experience Lightwave, a one-off,world-class installation that focuses on thought-provoking interaction between people and design.
"The nature of design is moving beyond beautiful objects and aesthetics into the realm of influencing momentous environmental, social and cultural change in the world.
"By hosting the primary Design Triennial motif in the centre of South Bank's Parklands we are aiming to make an unequivocal visual statement about the importance of design in our region - more than simply a piece of sculpture, it is a beacon of what we believe should be happening in Brisbane and throughout South-East Asia," Mr Snow said.
South Bank, incorporating Little Stanley, Grey Street, Stanley St Plaza and the pristine Parklands is a multi-layered destination bordering the southern bank of the Brisbane River opposite the CBD.
For further information visit: www.southbankcorporation.com.au/lightwave-installation
Or phone the South Bank Visitors' Centre on 3867 2051.
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