During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival.
Architectural landmarks are being coloured with 3D projections like Westminster Abbey by Patrice Warrener. Trafalgar Square fountains are transformed into Plastic Islands’\ by activist group Luzinterruptus. In shop windows, shimmering dresses by Taegon KIM change colours with their fibre-optic LEDs, giving them a Cinderella-esque touch. Within the famous pedestrian Carnaby Street, passers-by can enjoy the newly permanent installation Shaida Walking by Julian Opie. The iconic phone box is turned into an aquarium by Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille.
Gigantic floating fishes Lumineoles are flying above Piccadilly, while Travellers figures by Cedric Le Borgne adorn rooftops of nearby buildings. Neon birdhouses by Sarah Blood are nestled within Brown Hart Gardens. The French collective TILT (not the graffiti artist from Toulouse) have created a giant luminous tropical garden. Janet Echelman used the data of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami from 2011, to create a 3D representation called 1.8 London.