Wind to Light in London

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I’m always on the lookout for interesting eco-friendly art, or creative projects that make a comment about environmental topics. Artistic endeavors are the primary way the future will look back on our time and judge where our priorities are. Whether writing, painting, sculpting, singing, or creating mixed-media pieces, art tells us where we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going. Of course creativity cannot be contained in a vacuum, and the goal of most of these endeavors is to show us how to change, and give us new ways to think.

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Wind to Light is another London-based installation that I wish I could hop the pond to see (but can’t really justify, considering the CO2 emissions of a flight from NYC to London!); These gorgeous images will have to suffice until they bring it closer to home.

Wind to Light is a brand new installation that beautifully illustrates alternative, sustainable ways of harnessing energy.

Hundreds of tiny wind turbines generate the power to illuminate hundreds of mounted LEDS, creating firefly-like clouds of light.

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Jason Bruges, the creator says: “Wind to Light is an experimental piece, an investigation into the viability of wind power. I hope it will prove thought-provoking as well as being an art piece that can be enjoyed by people of all ages”.

Wind to Light by Jason Bruges Studio is a onedotzero / RIBA London commission in conjunction with Southbank Centre Lightlab for Architecture Week 2007.

If you want to find out more please come down to a FREE talk 7pm, Thursday June 21 2007, Wren Room, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B, where Jason Bruges, XCO2 and DIY Kyoto, all creatives working in this area will be presenting ideas and answering questions. Email [email protected] to save your place!

What: Wind to Light | Jason Bruges Studio
When: 15 June – 1 September 2007
Where: Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof, Southbank Centre London, SE1

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Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.