- 08 February 2018 - 11 March 2018
- Various locations across Edinburgh: St Andrew Square, Mound Precinct, Assembly Rooms Lane
Creating an aura of calm, the three unique installations will transform St Andrew Square, Assembly Rooms Lane and The Mound Precinct into zen-like portals of tranquillity from 8 February to 11 March 2018.
Edinburgh Lumen Highlights
[Image credit: Squidsoup]
Serenity Gardens will turn the green space of St Andrew Square into a peaceful haven with a bespoke lighting design touching every corner of the garden - from the trees and water features, to the flowerbeds and shrubbery. Accompanied by calming music, it will make for a peaceful escape, in the heart of the city centre.
Just off George Street, down the west lane of the Assembly Rooms, locals and visitors will find a spot to take five for themselves in Moments Lane. Three tranquil animated scenes projected on to the lane’s walls will captivate the imagination of passers-by.
The lane will be aglow with a countryside scene, complete with chirping birds and gently swaying trees and grass, joined by a coral reef paradise, submersing viewers in the peace and calm of the deep. Finally, a third scene of a clear dark night, crowned by the most beautiful phenomenon in nature, the Aurora Borealis.
The final show-stopping installation will transform Edinburgh’s Mound like never before, with a large immersive walkthrough light experience, set to create countless Instagram selfie moments. Over five metres high and made up of 12,000 individual suspended lights, Ocean of Light measures 9 x 9 metres, having been designed by multi-award-winning Squidsoup, for people to walk through and interact.
Created and produced by NL Productions for the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Lumen celebrates the city in a more peaceful and reflective mood, complementing the city’s busy summer and December festivals. It will provide a unique experience for locals and visitors to enjoy for free during the dark winter nights.