Resiliencia – an immersive light experience by LEDS C4

LEDS C4 is once again joining the Grec Performing Arts Festival with a new interactive lighting installation. Titled ‘Resiliencia’, the light experience invites the public to reflect on current events in Europe…

LEDS C4 lighting display in Barcelona

Europe is the featured continent of this year’s edition of the Grec Festival, and LEDS C4 invites the public to step into its interactive installation, ‘Resiliencia’, in the gardens of the Teatre Grec in Montjuïc. This immersive lighting experience highlights the immense capacity of new generations to overcome the obstacles and traumatic circumstances that have been suffered recently – such as COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis.

outdoor lilac lighting by LEDS C4 as part of the installation in Barcelona

Image credit: LEDS C4

Along the main axis of the garden you can find the ‘digitotems’ – lighting features which have been custom designed and produced by LEDS C4 for this installation. These elements have a two and a half metre high vertical body that blends in with the surroundings. Their function is to create an interactive space, with a feeling of calm with warm white, blue and lilac tones, while allowing the user to interact using a button that will trigger an environment of chaos – with red, black and white moving light – which will conjure up fleeting feelings of instability in the user before calm is restored. On the side paths the chosen colour for the lighting is lilac, representing reflection and the human being’s capacity for empathy. Warm white has been chosen for the restaurant and rest area, offering a sense of security and calmness to the user while creating a haven at the end of the walk through the installation.

interactive button for visitors to activate the light installation by LEDS C4

Image credit: LEDS C4

“We live in the era of connectivity,” said Carlos Martínez, Head of LEDS C4 Control & Connectivity team. “What better way of representing it in Grec than connecting light with people in a spectacular way.”

“Though our lighting software, in partnership with LEDS C4, we’ve managed to create light based on space and time to express the essence of the project,” said Sebastián Mealla, CEO of ProtoPixel.”The capacity of our software to integrate sensors and interfaces makes it possible for the visitor to interact with the installation in a natural and disruptive way. Light is more than just an element to help us see, it enables us to connect with the space, transmit emotions and improve our daily lives.”

To bring the idea of ‘Resiliencia’ to life, LEDS C4 has worked in collaboration with the Catalan company ProtoPixel, which, through its lighting platform, has been able to deliver the vision and mission of light in this project by co-designing three main light expressions. These light contents have been programmed to be projected on the eighteen digital totems that are strategically distributed along the main walkway of the garden. When a visitor activates the button, the scene is interrupted and the pre-programmed sequence activated.

This is the fourth consecutive edition of the Grec Festival where LEDS C4 has created a lighting installation. This interconnection between light and culture developed by the LEDS C4 lighting project team uses light itself as a tool, modulating it and applying a great deal of technical knowledge to create these ephemeral and interactive statements.

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Main image credit: LEDS C4