Interactive light-based artwork goes on display under Hungerford Bridge

Traditionally when you think of things under bridges it’s usually trolls or that Red Hot Chilli Pepper song.

But as of last night, there’s an altogether different thing to be found under the Hungerford Bridge on South Bank.

And no, it’s not the Pitt Cue Co. truck either.

An interactive art work called the 21st Century Light Space Modulator (simply Modulator to its friends) was unveiled under the rattling eves of the Hungerford Bridge.

The colourful piece is “choreographed” by movements around it and responds to human interaction. At the launch last night, Akademi, a UK South Asian dance act, performed enabling visitors to “dance with the Modulator.”

Light space modulator with performers

Light space modulator with performers

The piece was created by  the Jason Bruges Studio and commissioned by India’s largest lighting and electrical manufacturer Havells-Sylvania. It pays homage to László Moholy-Nagy’s 1930’s work, Light Prop for an Electric Stage and aims to transform space through the use of light.

“The 21st Century Light Space Modulator explores not just the relationship between space and light, but also people’s behaviour within a space,” explains Jason Bruges.

“By introducing a performative process in which the installation engages with the audience, we’ve been able to transform the space under Hungerford Bridge with lighting that responds to human interaction.”

The 21st Century Light Space Modulator will stay in place until November 1st so get down there quickly to see it in situ. It will then go on display at the Royal Institute of British Architects until November 14th.

21st Century Light Space Modulator - Hungerford Bridge

21st Century Light Space Modulator - Hungerford Bridge

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