Blind Light Exhibition
Antony Gormley Exhibition, Various Locations
ChapmanBDSP were invited to contribute to the realisation of one of the latest visions from the UK’s eminent artist Antony Gormley. The artist, who is perhaps best known for ‘The Angel of the North’, entitles this unique exhibition “Blind Light”.
The work consists on a large glass box filled with a brightly illuminated dense ‘cloud’ of pure water. Visitors were able to enter and walk through this startlingly disorientating environment where, despite the high degree of illumination, the visibility was so low that one could not see his/her own feet.
Airflow, moisture and lighting computer simulations as well as physical testing in a scaled chamber were applied to establish the necessary conditions for the creation of a stable internal cloud. The final testing procedure involved ChapmanBDSP’s staff taking part in the exhibition to examine the systems’ response to large occupancy patterns. The exhibition was held at London’s Hayward Gallery and then travelled to Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Pinchuk Gallery, Kiev; Kunsthaus Gallery, Austria.
London, UK/ New, York USA/ Kiev, Ukraine/ Graz, Austria
MEP Consultant/ Environmental Consultant/ Lighting Consultant
Airflow, moisture and lighting simulations
Advanced CFD to create a stable internal 'cloud' "