The Studio delivers a variety of projects that provide creative light services to a diverse and high profile list of clients and institutions.
From light to architecture festivals or design and art events, our approach is site-specific, responding to the space and the context to provide innovating light interventions that we describe as the
‘Future of Light’.
Horton Water Spheroid - Proposed lighting concept for the River of Light:
Points of View in Alberta, Canada 2013.
Breathing Trees 5 // Urban Forest
Russell Square, London
In the run up to the opening of the London 2012 Olympics, Creatmosphere brought Breathing Trees 5 to Russell Square in London for five evenings.
Breathing Trees is a synchronised display of light and sound that echoed the rhythmical qualities of the body creating a pulsating canopy for visitors to bask under. Visitors were able to Immerse themselves under the trees as they become anthropomorphic lungs of the city rising and falling to the sound of a beating heart.
Breathing Trees 5 has been funded by Camden Borough Council as part of
the Camden 2012 Summer Programme.
Breathing Trees 4 / Árboles Respirando
Lima, Peru as part of the Noche En Blanco 2012
Breathing Trees attracted over 600,000 people to John F Kennedy Park in Miraflores in May, as visitors were invited to explore the space from an entirely new perspective.
Breathing Trees 4 was programmed as part of the Noce Blanco in Lima 2012 and organised by Grupo Deliveri and the District of Miraflores. The project was funded by Cultural Centro Britanico.
Lights at Sea
Folkestone Harbour, South East Coast
Creatmosphere joined in the celebration of the arrival and departure of Lone Twin's 'The Boat Project' in Folkestone. Floating spheres attached to boats playfully created a daytime display on the water appearing as 'Light at Sea' as dusk turns to darkness. Creatmosphere also casted light onto the iconic Pilot Tower and the railway bridge, highlighting the heritage of this well loved harbour.
Saint Lukes Light Up
Part of West Norwood Feast, South London
Saint Lukes Church and Gardens in West Norwood got its own Creatmosphere glow during the West Norwood Feast. This new people-powered street market brings a Food Fair, Retro Village, Artisan’s Market and Gardener’s Corner to this pocket of South London, in a monthly Sunday event that bringing life back to the high street.
Digital Urban Forest
Molten Festival, Barking Town Square
The Digital Urban Forest, a reactive light, sound and video installation viewed through the glass of a 800 meter square retail space.
Transforming Barking Town Square into an ever-changing imaginary landscape, the Digital Urban Forest invited audiences to experience all the elements of the natural world by creating an installation that was both interactive and generative. Read more.
The Digital Urban Forest was part of the Molten Festival 2011 and was funded by London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, The Mayor of Londons’ Outer London Fund and The Greater London Authority.
December 2011 - March 2012
Wood Street Regeneration, Waltham Forest
Outer London Fund Round 1
Appointed as Creative Lighting Consultation
Creatmosphere join a multidisciplinary team led by East Architecture and Gortscott Architects and curator Ashley Mc Cormick, as Creative Lighting Consultant for the Olympic Borough of Waltham Forest Wood Street Public Realm Regeneration Scheme which is funded by the Outer London Fund.
Creatmosphere, with the rest of the team designed an initial festive scheme that plays on the diversity of trees in the area, makes coloured intervention on new lighting columns and gobos projectors where artwork has been created by the community. The festive stage of the project is being seen as a testing bed for future permanent interventions that will be happening in 2012.
Dandelion Light Field
Beckett Park, Northampton
Creatmosphere created a stunning field of Dandelions Lights that flew between 5-10meters in the air during the UK’s first dedicated Night Run in Northampton. The 1 and 1.20meter diameter, wireless controlled helium spheres, tethered on an illuminated stem has been designed to be reactive, where the colors and the patterns of light across the field respond to the wind.
Creating a large field of giant illuminated flowers, the installation covered a 8000m2 park space flying 10meters in the air producing a large-scale dynamic visual spectacle responding to the local conditions.
The installation was part of a Cultural Olympiad Event, Night Run Northampton, and was funded by Arts Council England and supported by Northampton Brough Council.
September 2011- September 13 (Semi-Permanent)
Light Waves, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich Waterfront
Interactive light, video and sound installation
Light Waves is a large-scale interactive light, sound and video installation at Ipwsich Waterfront which was awarded 'Highly Commended' at the Lighting Design Awards 2012.
Light Waves situate's the Jerwood DanceHouse at the center of a new, vibrant creative district by lighting-up the familiar space that spans from Stoke Bridge to The Mill. Emanating from the DanceHouse and moving through four buildings, Light Waves shines a new light on the area, by drawing on the latest digital technologies to offer the public a chance to choreograph there own lighting show.
Mermaids by Moooi London,
part of the London Design Festival 2011
Creatmosphere is excited to be back at Moooi’s London showroom for a second year as part of this year’s London Design Festival. In response to an art project created by Marcel Wanders, Moooi's Creative Director, the Studio has produced an immersive water-based light and sound installation. The project welcomes a studio collaboration with sound artist and engineer, Gerry Kelly.
12 - Art of Beyond Exhibition
Nettie Horn Gallery, London
The Ballantine’s 12 bar was created for the Ballantine’s 12 Art of Beyond event in London. Six international artists collaborated to create a premium and stylish bar that offered a whisky drinking experience beyond the ordinary. Different parts of the interior were designed by different artists - bar by Oscar Zieta, stools by Lee Broom, floor by Jovo Bozhinovski, glasses by Rolph Sachs and walls by Luis Galliusi. Fredrik Olsson, a prestigious mixologist also created a Creatmosphere cocktail made from a blend of Ballantine's 12 whisky, fruits and champagne.
Creatmosphere was responsible for creating the overall atmosphere for the experience and developing a light narrative for revealing the different pieces to the audience during the show.
This event was commissioned by Arts & Co working with Synergy Sponsorship.
December - January 2011
Commissioned by Bloomberg
Colour Waves is an interactive light work consisting of 26 waves of light cascading down the side of Bloomberg’s recycling facilities in Silvertown, East London. The installation explores the colour spectrum in light, where viewers will be able to see an exterior projection of bold stripes of colour that are dynamically triggered by the motion of the Docklands Light Railway which passes by very close to the site. The notions of giving and receiving and traveling to and from inform this work which builds in intensity and movement as a result of activity on the DLR.
Commuters traveling between West Silvertown and Pontoon Dock on the DLR will be able to appreciate waves of coloured light that interact with the speed and motion of the train. The patterns created will be dynamically generated transforming the building in unexpected ways.
Breathing Trees #3
Art-ort Festival 2010, Heidelberg, Germany
Creatmopshere delivered the ‘Water Garden’ and ‘Hafentor’, a large-scale light and sound project for the Artort Festival produced by Unterwegstheatre Company.
The ‘Water Garden’ installation integrated light and sound to create a large-scale surroundsound experience. Visitors were enveloped by sounds of breathing and water to encourage them to reflect on the importance of trees and parks in urban planning. The installation also responded to the area’s close proximity to the River Neckar, and visually reconnected the Bismarkgarden to the river and its historic maritime past.
Kvadrat - Cristian Zuzunaga | Squaring the Circle
Interactive Installation by Digital Tea Collective
(Audio Architecture, Creatmosphere & Shroom Studio)
The Digital Tea Collective returns to the London Design Festival with a site-specific installation commissioned for the Kvadrat launch of Cristian Zuzunaga’s latest textile collection. The installation explores how digital images are composed and their potential for abstraction, when seen from different points of view. The installation is interactive and responds to motion and proximity, encouraging viewers to explore digital imagery through a visual and physical experience.
Digital Tea is an interactive design consultancy formed between 3 studios, each with a unique interpretation of digital technology. Visual and aural elements are augmented with digital technologies to create new spatial experiences through sound, lighting and projection, deﬁned by human stimulus.
Moooi & Senso Launch Event
Part of the London Design Festival 2010
Using the latest digital technologies in 3D video mapping the installation saw animated objects and patterns from the Moooi and Senso collection projected onto the facade of the White Building, Portobello Dock, London.
Sources & River of Light
Public Art Commission, Bow River, Calgary, Canada
Creatmosphere brought awareness to the Bow River through a series of river-based installations along a 7.5km stretch of water as part of 'Celebration of the Bow RIver' festival.
‘Sources’ consisted of a ‘Light Matrix’ of 28 spheres on a lagoon that created patterns of colour and light mapped to data gathered on the flow, quality, demand and water cycle of the Bow River. ‘Daylight Spheres’ were also clustered on the peripheries of some islands and a ‘River of Light,’ a large-scale lighting installation along the 7.5km stretch of 500 free-floating spheres. Watched by thousands of people, pixels of coloured light emphasised the rivers flow, beautifully mapping the river at night.
The River of Light was recognised in the top 50 outstanding public art projects during the Public Art Network Year for 2010.
This commission was funded by the City of Calgary, Canada
Photograph credit: Michael Magnan
Collect 2010, Craft Council at Saatchi Gallery
Creatmosphere produced a new signage installation at the Saatchi Gallery for John Morgan Studio, the graphic and identity designers for the annual Craft Council event, Collect 10.
The project brief was to number each of the exhibition rooms and direct people around the gallery using a 'device' that would not make contact with the gallery walls or ceilings. Using helium filled spheres and lightweight numbers and arrows, Creatmosphere created 27 signage clusters across the three floors of the gallery.
The Light Trail on Regent's Canal,
Reveal Festival, King's Cross, London
Creatmosphere turned on the lights to a normally unlit part of London, creating a light trail along a stretch of the Regent’s Canal. Working with British Waterways, Camley Street Natural Park and Granary Street Mooring, the light path created connections between the canal's historical infrastructure, architecture and surrounding natural spaces.
For the first time, Creatmosphere worked within a construction site with National Grid and Balfour Beatty who are involved in the King's Cross Central development by lighting up a temporary pontoon on the canal. View here for the press release.
image coverage of the event
Nash Conservatory - Participative Workshop Installation
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
Creatmosphere was commissioned by Kew Gardens to develop an installation over 16 days within the Grade II listed Nash Conservatory. The project involved participative workshops that explored the basic principles of bio diversity as children helped to create a forest.
The installation responded to the light, spatial characteristics and architecture of the Nash Conservatory, where elements of daylight mapping, shadow, reflection, airflow, and colour were brought together to interact with the artwork created by the children. Dichroic filters were also placed on the conservatory windows, creating coloured patterns of light as daylight moved through the space.
A Pier Appear(s) - The Tiger Lucky Eight
West Pier, Brighton
Creatmosphere produced a one night spectacular for the city of Brighton by lighting up the charred remains of the iconic West Pier. Using 3D mapping
and the latest laser technologies, laser drawings were created on the remaining structure to make it appear and disappear on the horizon.
Creatmosphere Studio included in the
International Lighting Design Index 2010
The International Lighting Design Index was launched at Luminale 2010, Frankfurt.
Creatmosphere was selected to be included in the first publication of this kind, an index that collects lighting innovators and leading heads together. This useful index allows the light industry, contractors, project developers, local councils, landscape planners and interior designers, scenographers and design agencies to find interesting project partners.
The index was produced in collaboration with Helmut M. Bien (Curator Luminale), Markus Helle (Highlight Magazine) and avedition publishers.
December - January 2010
Lumiere, a celebration of light
Royal Horticultural Society Light Trail, Wisley Gardens
Creatmosphere was commissioned by the Royal Horticulture Society to create a winter light trail for visitors at Wisley Gardens over 4 weeks during the festive period. A total of 18 installations, some dynamic and interactive, transformed the gardens natural landscape and architecture with light.
Highlights included the Greenhouse, Laboratory, Canal, an electroluminescent tree and a festive bauble tree at the entrance of the gardens.
Creatmosphere was commissioned by Artichoke to produce an ambitious large-scale installation on the River Wear, Durham, as part of the Lumiere light festival that attracted an estimated 75,000 to the city of Durham.
The 'Flux' installation was a rediscovery of the rivers historical heritage along a 1k walk on the riverbanks where the mills, weirs, and bridges were reconnected in light.
Artistic Director Laurent Louyer also appeared as part of a Sky Arts Documentary of the festival which was broadcasted during December 2009. See Sky Arts for further details.
Lumiere, Durham, 2009, produced by Artichoke in partnership with Sky Arts Photograph: Andrew Matthews
September - November 2009
Stratford Shoal - Light Artist Consultant
Creatmosphere joined a multidisciplinary team led by Studio Egret West (SEW) and included Gross Max Landscape Architect as Light Artist for the regeneration of Stratford Island. Creatmosphere provided consultation on the initial overall feature lighting scheme for Stratford Island and provided innovative lighting concepts and designs for the Shoal, a kinetic tree sculpture, which formed part of the overall tree and water scheme concept that the team came up with.
In November 2009, Creatmosphere, Inflate and SEW organised a community consultation event for Stratford island on Meridian Square. An inflatable space illuminated through controllable lighting unveiled the proposed architectural model for Stratford to the public.
The Digital Tea Party is a dynamic installation of immersive media, referring to the house of the future. It explores digital tracking and computer technology to control our local environment through interaction with lo-fi inanimate objects.
Creatmosphere was invited by Unterwegstheater Theatre in germany
to create an outdoor light installation for their project Artort 09, a multi-disciplinary public art project that investigated the central square of Heidelberg. The project included elements of choreographed performance, sound, large-scale projection and lights interventions.
Creatmosphere installed the LIGHT CUBE that investigated the visibility of public space. At night, the square became a large-scale cube of light created by the presence of the audience around and within the LIGHT CUBE. The installation detected the movement of the audience, illuminating only when the audience enter the space, creating an interactive motion-sensor installation. • Gallery: Light Cube • Info: Artort 09
River of Light & community project, Windsor and Eton
Creatmosphere produced ‘The River of Light’, a spectacle of 250 Lun’art light spheres launched on the River Thames at night. As part of a community outreach project, 50 spheres were personalise by children from two local schools.
The spheres were fitted with different coloured light sources to create a unique and changing pattern of colour as the spheres drifted downstream. This event was accompanied by a sound piece created in collaboration with Sound Artist Gerry Kelly.
This project was part of Windsor ‘Light Up’ and was supported by Arts Council England and SEEDA as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2008-12.
September - November 2008
Windsor Light Up
Cultural Olympiad and Windsor Festival commissions
For a period of six weeks, Creatmosphere produced a light trail as part of the Windsor Festival 2008 and the opening ceremonies of the Cultural Olympiad 2008-12 for the South East region. Six outdoor light installations connected the historic Windsor Castle with Alexandra Gardens and the Windsor and Eton pedestrian bridge on the River Thames. Innovative lighting effects and dynamic illuminations lit up and animated the local architecture and surrounding gardens to create a unique night-time experience for Windsor’s visitors and residents.
• Gallery: Windsor Light Up
With thanks to Pulsar Lighting, Anolis and Tapelite Lighting
Pictures by Andrew Matthews and Martin Pabois
Disko Bay, Greenland, Denmark Collaboration with Sunand Prasad for the Cape Farewell Climate Change project
Creatmosphere supported Sunand Prasad from Prasad and Peynore Architects and the Capefarewell climate change art project by supplying Lun’art spheres and light materials for use at Disko bay in Greenland. The spheres were used to delineate 540cubic-meter to represent one tonne of Co2, the average monthly per head emission of the UK. It was installed on an Arctic beach by a melting Glacier.
Water is Everywhere Blackpool Festival of Light, permanent scheme
The Warbreck Water tank ‘Water is Everywhere’ piece in Blackpool was commissioned to become a permanent scheme for the Festival of Light 2008. The installation displays a continuous dynamic water effect that is projected 360 degrees around the Water tank; it is controlled by an LED ring at the base of the structure to projects the movement and texture of water.
Crystal Palace Reappears
London Festival of Architecture, Exhibition Road
Creatmosphere produced a sample of six 1.5-meter Lun’art helium and electroluminescent spheres during the London Festival of Architecture 2008 at Exhibition Road. The installation represented the concept of ‘Crystal Palace Reappears’ by Peynore and Prasad Architects.
Thanks to Jason Bruges Studio
Argent commission for a signage project in King’s Cross
As part of the redevelopment of King’s Cross, Creatmosphere was commissioned by Argent to design an experimental and conceptual walking trail using the entire two mile building site.
Lun’art helium spheres were used as visual and geographical markers from the sky to indicate the open spaces that were being developed. Eight 2-meter helium and video spheres were used along with twenty-four 1-meter spheres to create an abstract piece of ‘sky mapping’ for people to follow. The event was document from the sky as part of a work in progress.
Creatmosphere participated in Luminale 2008, creating a light trail in the city of Russelheim. Based on the idea of exploring past, present and future conditions of the city, Creatmosphere responded to the environment with three different project contexts that involved public participation and interaction on a light trail.
Commissioned as the first artist in residency in Newham to work on a number of installations to illuminate key public spaces and buildings in Stratford. A light path between the tube station and the cultural quarter was created using existing elements of the urban landscape in a new way; some trees, an illuminated plant wall, a parking ramp and a residential tower were lit using new lighting technologies.
As part of the Olympic Torch relay, Creatmosphere lit up St John’s church with a simple but dramatic colour scheme inside and out.
Light workshops were also delivered to local schools as part of an educational outreach project.
Christmas trees installation, London
Creatmosphere used a simple three-colour scheme to light up five 30-meter London Plane trees visible from High Street Kensington and Holland Park over the Christmas period.
Breaking the Rules Exhibition, London
Creatmosphere created an immersive large-scale video installation for the British Library exhibition ‘Breaking the Rules’. The installation responded to the scale of the main hall with multi-screen video projections and Lun’art projection spheres of 1 to 4-meter in diameter.
This project was in collaboration with the Future of Sound
Visuals in collaboration with VJ artist Pablo Fiasco
Waterpoint, Arrivals Event
Creatmosphere was commissioned by Create KX to create a site-specific, light and video installation at an ancient Waterpoint and at Camley Street Natural Park. This project was presented as part of the opening of the new Eurostar terminal at Saint Pancras International Station, during the cultural arts event ‘Arrivals’.
Project was financed by London Cross Rail, Eurostar and Arts Council England
Big Chill Festival 2007
Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
Creatmosphere was commissioned by the Big Chill Festival to create an installation on a lake that is at the heart of the festival. Creatmosphere product the ‘light tube’ were used for this installation which saw vibrant coloured light tubes stretched across the lake.
Creatmosphere created a series of lighting installations under the archways of Newcastle City for the Glow Festival 2006. Exploring the themes of transition and passage, railway arches and their surrounding areas were made interactive and dynamic by the passing public.
‘Light’ workshops were also presented involving participation from the public.
Project was organise by NVA arts consultants and financed by NewcastleGateshead.
21 - 24 September 2006
Part of 100% EAST, London Design Week
Creatmosphere curated a lighting exhibition at the Trumen Brewery, selecting 20 international light pieces to showcase Light 06. The exhibition brought a number of young and emerging light artists together to promote new designs and inventions within the industry.
Light 06 was produced in association with Jimmy MacDonald, Director of
Big Chill Festival 2006
Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
Creatmosphere was commissioned by the Big Chill Festival to create an installation on a lake that is at the heart of the festival.
A total of 12 Lun'art spheres were installed creating dramatic impact on the landscape during the day and night.