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Fracture Gallery, The Atrium


1 June 2015 - 22 June 2015 | Daily | 24 Hours
Fracture Gallery, The Atrium
Saturday 20 June | 5pm - 9pm
The Square




Luminous Intervention

Catch a glimpse of a colourful and iridescent installation inside the fractured glass walls of The Atrium.

“Light is used by plants to make energy-rich molecules and oxygen via a process called photosynthesis. The process is essential in sustaining life on Earth. Plants can thus be thought of as essential to life, the givers of life and the agents of light itself.”
Skunk Control

Luminous Intervention considers how a particular species of plant, over countless millennia, has evolved not only to make use of light, but to reserve some of it, capture it, and store it like seeds. These seeds only sprout when it becomes too dark too quickly and where light is absent and far away.

In a mesmerising display of light, Luminous Intervention incorporates animatronics, dichroic light effects and 3D printed components. See it light up each evening from 5.30pm.

The stunning installation will be brought out into The Square for the evening of the Solstice Celebration on Saturday 20 June, before returning to the Fracture Gallery for display until Monday 22 June.

About Skunk Control

Skunk Control is a group of engineers, educators and scientists from the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University. The group’s aim is to communicate art through science and science through art via installations that prompt investigation and engage the heightened feelings of excitement associated with the process of discovery. Skunk Control consists of Simon Roberts, Hariz Redzic, Shawn Kairuz, Vedran Gladovic, Stuart Balsillie and Nick Athanasiou.

The Light in Winter is proudly supported by a range of partners and we thank them for their contributions.


Lift access & wheelchair accessible.
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