Wind to Light – Art

No one seems to want a wind turbine at the bottom of their garden but they might change their mind when they see these.

Artist Jason Bruges has installed 'Wind to Light', a ‘cloud of light’ made up of tiny wind turbines which power LEDs on London’s South Bank. When the wind blows the LEDs light up to produce a kinetic light cloud – a firefly-like shimmer around the south bank architecture.

Part of this year’s Architecture Week theme of “how green is our space’, the installation illustrates alternative, ways of harnessing energy that explore the power of the wind in the city, visualising it as an ephemeral, luminous cloud.

Being able to visualise the direct relationship between wind power and our environment is difficult – this looks like it does just that with elegance and intelligence.

A short video of the installation is available here.