Another freezing night saw us explore the Kings Cross area, covering displays before having to take refuge in the recently opened Waitrose cafe for heat and hot chocolate. Again, this is only a selection of what was on offer.
Binary Waves by LAb[au] translated waves from surrounding mobile phones into light , creating an ever-changing and non-repeating pattern of movement. The location by the canal was inspired, producing wonderful reflections.
This interactive piece, Light Graffiti by Swedish company Floating Pictures was mainly for children when we were there – you could draw on the ground with a light source – in this case rod torches but a mobile phone would also do it.Further up, at Granary Square, an entire building facade was used for Ocubo’s Circus of Light while inside, Mick Stephenson, Central St Martin students & MyShelter Foundation elaborated on the concept of the Litre of Light where light can be produced with water and ammonia and solar power. There were installations as well as demonstrations for this and other solar powered light inventions. Diver by Ron Hasleden was another waterside installation, this time by the natural swimming pool Allies & Morrison/ Spiers & Major‘s exquisitely coloured King’s Cross Tunnel, a pedestrian walkway, will fortunately last much longer than the weekend.