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Janet Echelman Provides Light Sculpture for Amsterdam Light Festival

Posted: Jan. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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The Light artists Janet Echelman has created another sculpture for the Amsterdam Light Festival that will be powered by Royal Philips Electronics. The art piece its self is a reference to the Chile earthquake of 2010 and while simple in design is quite captivating to observe.

Royal Philips Electronics, partner to the Amsterdam Light Festival, has announced its involvement in the light sculpture 1.26 Amsterdam by Janet Echelman. 1.26 Amsterdam is a reference to the earthquake in Chile in February 2010 which shortened the day by 1.26 micro seconds. Philips LED lighting has been used to create this sculpture. The intelligent and dynamic LED lighting changes color and is ideally suited for use in architectural outdoor lighting, such as for large light sculptures or light shows.


Light artist Janet Echelman reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculptures that respond to environmental forces like wind, water and sunlight. In India, Echelman used fishermen’s nets to create a new form of volumetric sculpture without using any heavy, solid materials.


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