LUMIERE LONDON 2016
Originally commissioned for the Fete des Lumières Lyon
LED stick men that danced all over Liberty House.
Groupe LAPS brought the magic of movement to London with their delightful, dancing stick men. This nocturnal artwork charmed audiences with its story, taking over Liberty House on Regent Street. Part animation and part moving sculpture, the LED figures gave energy and excitement to the building with their routine inspired by iconic video games. Part of the KEYFRAMES series, this installation brought glimmers of the past to life and offered an opportunity to reminisce.
Based in France, Groupe LAPS is a collective of artists who are interested in using light in urban environments to tell stories. Comprising video makers, artists, musicians and lighting experts, the group create technical pieces that enchant audiences. Groupe LAPS work swings between reality and fiction, and their fleeting installations always have long-lasting impacts.
Another installation in the KEYFRAMES series was part of Lumiere Durham 2013.