Recurrence | Lights On Tampa

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This week long light installation for Tampa’s Festival of Lights activated a public plaza in Kiley Garden. Located on top of a parking garage and alongside the Hillsborough River, the garden is comprised of strict geometric patterns including the site of this installation—a patchwork grass and concrete plaza. Reflecting the gridded surface, Luftwerk installed a grid of 84 LED light across the site. These beacons were designed as nodes to visualize data from the adjacent river. As visitors walked through the grid of lights, the ebbs and flows of the diurnal tidal flow of the pulsed in the lights surrounding them.

The installation paid homage to the master modernist landscape architect, Dan Kiley, who designed the gardens. While the work reacted to and highlighted the geometric structure of his design it also added another layer of man’s interaction with nature; visualizing data of nature through a choreographed animation of light.

Robin Nigh
Project Manager
Melissa LeBaron
Music Composition
Owen Clayton Condon
Lighting Consultant
RGBLights, Brett Gardner
Dan Sullivan
Matt May
City of Tampa, FL

84 intelligent LED light fixtures, acrylic rods, steel base

Kiley Gardens, Curtis Hixson Waterfront Park | Tampa, FL