Aether And Hemera: On the Wings of Freedom
Daan Roosegaarde: Liquid Space
The Pool as featured at the CU Art Museum at the 2013 Solo Exhibition of artist Jen Lewin "Its Electric"
The bright lights of Canary Wharf's towers already provide quite the spectacle after dark, but the area will glow even more than usual throughout January thanks to the addition of a variety of installations from international artists. Winter Lights returns in 2016 with 17 dazzling sculptures, structures and experiences that include a flutter of 94 LED butterflies, an 18 foot high inflatable alien and a neon piece created as an act of solidarity with Syrian refugees. Many of the pieces are interactive and can be controlled using mobile devices or the body of the viewer. Visit the Winter Lights website for more information and to see the full programme.
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I can't believe the other reviews! This event was 100x more successful for me than the much hyped overcrowded and underwhelming lumiere festival. Winter Lights is a beautiful, engaging show of internationally known artists, properly curated and an absolute delight to visit. Not only is it visually stunning, the stream illuminated words created from droplets of water, 1000s of delicate copper wire filaments transmitting light, icicle-like structures rising up from water... but it was really interactive too. We changed the colour patterns of installations via our phones, waved our arms around to create sounds and visual effects, and leapt about on a playground of light-up circular landing pads that responded to our movements and encouraged us to chase the light. Canary Wharf is an intimidating space, but through this festival I've never felt more welcome there.
Seriously why write a bad review if you saw it in daylight, or didn't find the installations?
The info is so wrong. You guys should really have taken it off. It says that it's good until 25 Jan, so I went there with my friend today but didn't see lights on Middle Dock. Therefore, I thought that we might went to a wrong place. I followed the address that you guys provide here, which is Isle Of Dogs, London, E14 4HJ. That is so wrong. It's not even in Canary Wharf. My friend and I took DRL Island Gardens. It was nothing there. It was just a building. Therefore, we went back to Canary Wharf again to find out unusual wind-powered illuminations, but there were not there anymore. Please be careful of that.
Perhaps they look good at night when viewed from a certain angle, but at other times, although it sounds like a great idea in principle, they seem to lack that finishing touch that would have made them aesthetically pleasing to the eye. When you look down at them in daylight and see bare metal poles that haven't been cut to size and just joined together with bolts, they look more like a bit of scaffolding that's fallen off a disused building site.
Is amazing view that keeps you in awesome feeling .... that matches the style of canary wharf _ worlds one of the best place to be ..