Searchlights meets pure sine waves: Spectra

by atomeyeblog


To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a monumental column of light pierces the London sky: Spectra is Artangel’s latest commission by Ryoji Ikeda. The artwork sculpted in light and sound, will be visible across the capital and open to visitors at its source adjacent to the Houses of Parliament.

From dusk until dawn for the next six nights you can experience spectra // walk amongst the 49 high-powered searchlights to an accompanying sound composition by the artist. Made of pure sine waves, it can only be heard from within the grid of light.

Entry is free and the gardens are open throughout the night, until spectra finally fades at first light on the morning of Monday 11 August.

Ryoji Ikeda