wind to light, jason bruges studio

a custom built installation commissioned by onedotzero

Wind to Light is a project originally commissioned by onedotzero and Light Lab for Architecture Week 2007 in the UK, executed by Jason Bruges Studio.

The events for the year’s architectural celebration, organised by the Arts Council England, RIBA and the Architecture Centre Network, were focused upon issues of ecology and sustainability posing the reflective question 'how green is our space?'. Its aim was to inspire people to think creatively about the spaces that surround them and which they inhabit.

Wind to Light was a custom built, site-specific installation consisting of 500 miniature wind turbines directly harnessing and generating the power to illuminate hundreds of integrally mounted LEDs [light-emitting diodes]. The effect was to create 'firefly-like fields of light' where the wind can be visualized as an ephemeral electronic cloud in the atmosphere. The turbine and LED modules are attached to their base by flexible poles, which allow them to slightly sway in the wind, animating the movement of the wind by a digital, electronic means.