260-Laser Light Installation hits Houston’s Day for Night Festival

After being cancelled for the Outline Music and Arts Festival in Moscow, Russia, a 260-Laser Light installation will appear at Day for Night in the US in Houston, Texas.

The 260-Laser light installation was first produced in Moscow, Russia by Tundra, a Saint Petersburg arts collective responsible for “massive, immersive media installations.” However, its appearance in the festival was cancelled for undisclosed reasons.

The Project

This light installation is a choreographed massive grid of red lasers, called “Outlines”, each laser controlled by a DMX controller. The installation will be coupled with an ambient soundtrack, which would control the movements of the lasers.

It would also appear as though it’s going the other way around – the laser movements controlling the ambient music. The show will display different patterns and movements in a platform that resembles a space ship.

According to a spokesperson for Tundra, the collective tries to “blur the relationship between light and sound so that the installation feels more organic.”

They told The Creators Project: “It’s about everyone’s individual perception of reality, their life, background, circumstances, and social status, all this stuff creates fictional boundaries that aren’t there actually; the laser beams create a grid that is visible, but you can cross it if you want.”

The installation is going to be recreated for the “Day for Night” show in Houston, Texas. Day for Night is also a festival that explores the relationship between technology, light, sound and space.

Another installation Tundra was famous for was “My Whale”, an installation that gave the illusion of “entering the belly of a whale.” It was made for the 9Lights in 9 Rooms exhibition last year in Seoul, South Korea.

Tundra had estimated that over 200,000 people had attended the performance during the exhibition.  They’ve also created several other installations including Black Noise, Epicenter, Halo and Hyperjump.