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In this project, the artist broke the tacit rule for lighting a Gothic cathedral, which suggests that light should only outline the building’s verticality. At night, the massive cathedral of Nantes is totally disintegrated by 1,900 blue spotlights. Their blue hue varies constantly according to data recorded by capturing devices set in the bed of the river Loire. The effect of this variation evokes Monet’s series of paintings of Rouen Cathedral, being closer to the idea of visual impression than to the idea of representation.

When Jonathan Speirs was asked in 1996 to design the lighting of the technical tower of Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, he decided to turn it into a Tower of Time. 7 Last but not least, lines of light tubing delineate the eight storeys of the building and indicate the day of the week. This complex abstract clock obviously echoes ancient observatories like Stonehenge and the ancient desire to adjust human activity to natural cycles. Indexed Lights 27 In 1997, James Turrell was commissioned to light the office building and computer centre for the natural gas industry, the Verbundnetz AG in Leipzig.

The river could be considered as the main artery of the medieval city with the cathedral as its heart. A year later Kersalé worked in Lyon on another project entitled Le théâtre-temps (The Time-Theatre). He was asked to set up a new lighting system on the roof of Lyon’s Opera House which had recently been renovated by the French architect Jean Nouvel. The red lighting of the roof changes depending on the level of human activity inside the building. This activity is constantly recorded by capturing devices and video cameras throughout the building.

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