Festival of light took place during last winter, with several impressive installations, featuring Claypaky Mythos 2 and Supersharpy 2 fixtures
Festival of Light, organized by the famous crystal manufacturer Swarovski, held from 30 January to 19 February 2017. The world renowned light designer Bjorn Herman created huge light installations, supported by 60 ClayPaky Mythos 2 and 20 ClayPaky Supersharpy 2 fixtures. The festival took place in the Swarovski Crystal (Crystal Worlds) park in Austria.
The creator of this project’s concept was Berlin-based international company StudioNOW, which worked alongside Herman and German art collective phase7 to create an adventure park of sound and light that included the two colossal light sculptures powered by Claypaky’s award-winning fixtures.
This artistic project was backed up by 60 Mythos 2 fixtures with a new and reliable Osram Sirius HRI 440W lamp, which ensures the extraordinary performances that have made the success of MYTHOS worldwide. Mythos 2 also features a new dimming upgrade, which makes the product suitable for the most demanding applications.
As part of the Festival of Light’s “Fantasy in Precision” installation, one of four major installations at the festival, Hermann rigged 20 Supersharpy2 fixtures to the roof of the four-storey Swarovski Kristallwelten playtower. The outdoor installation was designed to extend the faceted crystal patterns of the tower’s architecture into the sky above. Hermann utilized the Supersharpy’s intensely bright beam, 0°-4°degrees beam angle and large 170mm diameter front lens to create multi-layered webs of light of varying brightness, color, and width. The fixture’s super-fast PAN and TILT ensured the beams traveled in clean and precise movements.
“The central concept of this new event is the magic of crystal, which only fully reveals its alluring beauty in a sparkling interplay with light,” explains Stefan Isser, Managing Director of D. Swarovski Tourism Services GmbH.