21st Century Light Space Modulator: an installation by Jason Bruges Studio


10am - 5pm

Please note that the exhibition will be opening at the later time of 11.30am on Thursday 24 January. It will close at 5pm, as usual. 

In summer 2012 Jason Bruges Studio transformed an unloved public space on London's Southbank with a landmark design commissioned by Havells Sylvania, the lighting arm of India's largest lighting and electrical manufacturer, and the Southbank Centre.

For this installation at the RIBA Jason Bruges Studio opens up the design process to reveal the Studio's approach on the site - fusing technology and culture to bring the space to life through interactivity and playfulness using a variety of materials, colours, light effects and sensing technology.

The 21st Century Light Space Modulator pays homage to the dynamic, theatrical light props created by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy at the Bauhaus in 1930. The spectacular results are a series of evolving urban interventions that react instinctively to their location, choreographed by activity and motion from the surrounding environment.

In bringing the installation to RIBA Jason Bruges Studio and Havells Sylvania are able to reflect on the process of creating the 21st Century Light Space Modulator, and show the impact that an urban spectacle can have on generating positive conversations and uplifting the built environment in unexpected and surprising ways.

Associated talk
21st Century Light Space Modulator:
an introduction by Jason Bruges Studio

Tuesday 27 November, 6.30pm

As part of November's Last Tuesday 'Colour' themed evening, Jason Bruges Studio leads a special talk within the exhibition, providing an insight into the ideas behind this dynamic and sensory installation.


Free admission



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21st Century Light Space Modulator, 2012
(Jason Bruges Studio)