The Winter Cities Shake-Up Event focuses on good design for winter cities. Lighting is one of their main pillars and curial for pleasant winter cities. In 2017 Winter Cities Shake-Up festival was held in Edmonton, Canada and approached us to create a temporary lighting installation that encourage people play outside, despite the cold. How could light help the people to experience their own city? Can a dead facade became a meeting point?
The R+G+B=W installation uses the three primary colors of light: red, green and blue (R, G, B). Mixing all the primary colors together, the result will be white light. This is the principle of additive color mixing.
Mainly white light will be seen in the area of the installation. However, when stepping into this seemingly white light, created by monochromatic sources, our shadow will appear colorful and will keep on changing while you walk. This installation invites you to look at light and your colorful shadow.