SuperLux: Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities is edited by Australian writer Davina Jackson, designed by Deuce (Sydney) and published internationally by Thames & Hudson (London) in September 2015. ISBN 9780500343043, 272 pages.
Here's the Contents list:
Introduction: Cities of Cool Light by Davina Jackson
Light's Bright Future: Lightscapes by Peter Weibel
Light, Architecture and Branding: Transforming Luminous Pixels into Brand Experiences by Thomas Schielke
Lunar Life in Humane Places by Mary-Anne Kyriakou
New Babylonian Cities: Leisurescapes of Networked Light and Data by Vesna Petresin
Conclusion: Illuminating the Titanic... Or Changing Course? (including a proposed SuperLux Code of Energy Conduct) by Peter Droege
(Introduction texts by Davina Jackson)
- Architectural Light
- City Screens
- Projecting Fantasies
- Dead Zones, Dark Waters
- Parks, Plazas, Promenades
- Streets, Stairs, Bridges
- Dynamic Objects
- Immersions, Interactions
- Interior Intrigues
Luminous Structures: A Timeline of Historical Triumphs, notable projects compiled by Thomas Schielke
City Lights from Space: Astronaut Maps of Urban Life at Night using Nightpod photos from the European Space Agency with NASA
City Light Festivals compiled with advice from Bettina Pelz
More than 100 teams of artists, designers and architects and more than 160 lightworks are shown in the SuperLux book; many also in the SuperLux exhibition displayed at Sydney's Customs House during September-October 2015. Some of these talents also showed works at one or more of the original Smart Light festivals in Sydney (2009) and Singapore (Marina Bay 2010, 2012).
Here are the artists presented in the book, using the names by which they are best known:
Abin Design Studio
Aether & Hemera
AF Lighting (including Ljusarkitektur)
Ars Electronica (Future Lab)
Atelier H. Audibert (HervÃ© Audibert)
Atmos Studio (Alex Haw)
BIBI (Fabrice Cahoreau)
b720 Fermin Vasquez Arquitectos
Michael Bielicky (with Kamilla B. Richter and ZKM students)
Caitlind RC Brown, Wayne Garrett
Casa Magica (Friedrich Foerster, Sabine Weissinger)
CMA Lighting Design (Ta-Wei Lin)
Daglicht & Vorm (Rudolf Teunissen, Marinus van der Voorden)
Andrew Daly and Katharine Fife
Diller Scofidio and Renfro
The Electric Canvas
Brian Eno/Lumen London
Richi Ferrero (Gran Teatro Urbino)
Studio Fink (Peter Fink)
Fisher Marantz Stone & Partners
Forlights (Yutaka Inaba)
Reinhardt Germer (formerly Meinhardt Light Art Studio)
Groupe LAPS (Thomas Veyssiere)
Ian de Gruchy
Matthias Hank Haeussler
Jakob Kvist Hansen (with Andreas Groth Clausen and others)
Hartung Trenz (Detlef Hartung, Georg Trenz)
Ali Heshmati, Lars Meess Olsohn
Michael Lee Hong Hwee
Inaba (Jeffrey Inaba)
Yann KersalÃ© (AIK)
KORO Public Art
LAVA (Chris Bosse)
LED ARTIST (Teddy Lo)
Lighting Design Collective (Tapio Rosenius)
Lâ€™Observatoire International (XXXXX)
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Antimodular)
McDermott Baxter (Ruth McDermott, Ben Baxter)
Meinhardt (Light Art Studio)
Ocubo (Nuno Maya, Carole Purnelle)
Office Architecture Barcelona (OAB)
Parque de la Reserva
Pascal Petitjean (Airstar)
Ramus Illumination (Bruce Ramus)
Rudy Ricciotti Architect
Daan Roosegaarde (Studio Roosegaarde)
Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Speirs and Major
Storybox (Rob Appierdo)
Studio-29 (Tony Rimmer)
Studio ix (Guinter Parschaik)
Technical Distribution Company
Kurt-Laurenz Theinert (Visual Piano, Hammerhaus)
UNSTABLE (Marcos Zotes and others)
Fiona Venn (formerly of Meinhardt Light Studio)
WY-TO Architects (Yann Follain, Pauline Gaudry)
Prof. DI MAAS Peter Droege is General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy and holds the Chair of Sustainable Spatial Development at the University of Liechtenstein. During three decades of practice, research and teaching at MIT, Tokyo and Sydney universities, he has won many international prizes for urban design and sustainable energy advocacy. He has published historically significant books and many articles developing and promoting advanced urban planning and regenerative design principles, encouraging the practical replacement of fossil and nuclear sources with renewable energy, while regenerating land and water systems to sequester atmospheric carbon.
Davina Jackson (Marco Bok).
Davina Jackson is a Sydney-based international writer and promoter of cultural advances across design, architecture, and digital arts. A visiting research fellow with the computing department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, she was a director of government-funded companies which produced the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first Ã¢â‚¬Ëœsmart lightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ festivals in Sydney and Singapore, and has curated exhibitions and published internationally on Ã¢â‚¬Ëœdata citiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœvirtual nationsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Ã¢â‚¬ËœDigital EarthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and other geospatial advances. A former editor of Architecture Australia, multi-disciplinary design professor with the University of New South Wales and a writer/editor for various books, blogs, newspapers and design magazines, she gained an M.Arch on digital home design theories and is publishing her PhD thesis on pan-Pacific modernist Douglas Snelling.
Prof. Mary-Anne Kyriakou chairs lighting design at the University of Applied Sciences Ost-Westfalen Lippe in Detmold, Germany. She created and directed the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first eco-ethical Ã¢â‚¬ËœSmart LightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ festivals in Sydney (Vivid) 2009 and Singapore (iLight Marina Bay) 2010 and 2012. A founding leader of the light art group with Australian and Asian engineers Meinhardt, she was named by ABC Carbon Asia as one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top 100 leaders of sustainability advances in 2012. After patenting a brainwave-activated lighting control device, she continues post-masters research on potential urban applications of both biological and technological luminescence factors. Mary Anne studied electrical engineering, lighting design and music composition at the University of Sydney, has won awards for both design and music and is a director of the Studio Kybra practice with German light architect Ingo Bracke.
Vesna Petresin (Steve Gullick).
Dr. Vesna Petresin is a time architect, space composer and performer. Currently a visiting research fellow with Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an artist-in-residence with ZKM Media Arts Centre in Karlsruhe, she earned her PhD for research on temporal composition in architecture, art and music. In 2004 she joined French artist Laurent-Paul Robert to establish the London-based Rubedo art collective, which integrates sophisticated themes and techniques from optics, acoustics, complex geometry, psychology and synaesthesia. The Rudebo team has delivered performances, immersive experiences, multimedia installations and artefacts to international festivals and venues including the Tate Modern, Vienna Secession, ArtBasel Miami, the Venice and Beijing Architecture Biennales, the Royal Festival Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Thomas Schielke (DIAL).
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schielke studied architecture at the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany, and now leads lighting seminars and workshops at DIAL in Ludenscheid. He worked at the lighting manufacturer ERCO from 2001 till 2014 where he designed an extensive online guide for architectural lighting and led lighting workshops. He is a co-author of the ERCO book Light Perspectives Ã¢â‚¬â€œ between culture and technology, has published numerous articles on lighting design and technology and has lectured at leading European and American universities, including Harvard GSD, MIT, Columbia GSAPP and ETHZ.
Peter Weibel (Artis-Uli Deck).
Prof. Peter Weibel is Chairman and CEO of the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, and has been awarded Germany, France and AustriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s highest honours for arts and letters. Educated in literature, medicine, logic, philosophy and film in Paris and Vienna, he recently received two honorary doctorates from universities in Helsinki and PÃƒÂ©cs, and has held professorial positions with leading European and United States universities. Since his 1986-1995 term as artistic director of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, he has curated many milestone exhibitions; including Light Art from Artificial Light at ZKM in 2005-06 and the 2015 lichtsicht 5 Projection Biennale in Bad Rothenfelde.