If you’re planning on hitting the South Bank this weekend, do look out for a rather splendid new light sculpture. In fact, as it is 15 metres tall and fell to earth right next to Waterloo Bridge, you probably won’t be able to miss it.
The Aeolian Tower is a wind-powered light turbine, or put another way, a really exciting piece of techno-art. It has been designed by clever bods at the Jason Bruges Studio, who summarise its purpose thus:
"We want to visualize the invisible, making people realize that there's a lot of energy out there that we're not using".
We’ll drink to that.
The tower is part of a three-day festival at the BFI called onedotzero- Adventures in Motion, which is a confusing mish-mash of multi-media stuff. Worth a visit, though, ‘cos the individual projects involved therein all look scintillatingly clever.
Just take a windcheater and don’t go opening any old bags.
Light piccie from FredR’s Londonist flickr stream.