Published on: June 21, 2009
As the second in our series of articles on Lumen Awards 2009 we are publishing the receiver of Lumen Citation for Art Installation in a Public Place – installation This Way by Tillett Lighting Design.
The description by Linnaea Tillett Lighting Design:
Glowing underneath the iconic Brooklyn Bridge is a permanent light artwork that transforms an old backdoor into a welcoming gateway to the neighborhood of DUMBO.
â€śThis Wayâ€ť weaves together art, infrastructure, light, architecture, social science and design. Linear fiber optic arrays engage pedestrians and direct them through the urban maze.
Blue LED down lights illuminate sidewalks and provide a glowing beacon for drivers exiting the bridge.
â€śWhat excites me is that we helped transform this negative part of the Brooklyn Bridge infrastructureâ€”a default space with no integrity of its ownâ€”into a lively nexus of human interaction.
In this small way, we helped facilitate the art of the public encounter, that dance of interchange between strangers so necessary for a vibrant city,â€ť said Linnaea Tillett, Ph.D., founder/principal of Tillet Lighting Design, Inc.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek