ALBESILA LUMINARIUM by Architects of Air:
A strange, inflatable structure appeared on Ipswich Waterfront during SPILL 2021, ready for audiences to explore…
A luminarium is a sculpture people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour.
Through labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes, visitors move in a medium of saturated and subtle hues. Vivid reflections of liquid colour spill across the curved walls creating a world apart from the normal and everyday.
Albesila Luminarium takes its inspiration from Eggopolis, the luminarium that launched Architects of Air in 1992. It is a maze of 27 egg-shaped domes – some featuring Islamic ceiling patterns and some creating the trunk of a monumental tree.
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