Daniel Barreto’s Eerie LED Stop-Motion Film

Light paintings are commonplace in the field of long exposure night photography, but filmmaker Daniel Barreto has found a way to take it in a completely new direction. In his film “Ignite,” Barreto combines long exposure photos with LEDs, stop-motion film and time-lapse photography to create a completely analog short film. Bursts of neon lights ooze, jump and dance around the woods while daunting electronic …

Bruce Munro’s “Field of Light” at Uluru, Australia

The artist's newest and largest iteration of his otherworldly series is set to open at the location that inspired it

British artist Bruce Munro is set to unveil the latest and largest of his otherworldly “Field of Light” installations at Australia’s Uluru—the sacred place that inspired the entire project back in 1992, when the artist visited. Much of Munro’s work is large-scale, immersive and incredibly emotive—and this site-specific “Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku” (part of the overall “Field of Light” series) is no exception. Meaning “looking …

Transforming Wind Turbines Into Light Art

Dutch artist and inventor Daan Roosegaarde has transformed a set of wind turbines in the Netherlands into a large-scale light show. Titled “Windlicht,” the project connects a row of turbines with a green laser, creating a set of mesmerizing, swinging beams as the fans hit high speeds. According to Roosegaarde, he “wanted to bring some poetry to windmills and to wind energy” as more and …

“Spatial Illumination” at D Museum, Seoul

Bathing in light and color at the South Korean capital's newest addition to the arts scene

Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, opened by South Korea’s Daelim Group in 2002, has a brand new sibling in Seoul. While Daelim has become known for its photo, design and fashion-focused exhibitions, D Museum near-literally steals the spotlight with its inaugural show, “Spatial Illumination—9 Lights in 9 Rooms,” hosting light installations from nine international artists. Featuring diversity in materials and experiences, from neon works by Cerith …

Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Permanently

A long-term return of the beloved outdoor installation

We have been following light artist Leo Villareal‘s The Bay Lights exhibition since its announcement back in 2011. Villareal succeeded—magnificently—in setting San Francisco’s iconic Bay Bridge aglow in March 2013. The visceral, undulating art piece remained in place for two years. Now, The Bay Lights will return (on 30 January at 7:25PM PST) and they will remain on—at the request of the State of California—from …