LUMO is an artistic intervention designed by Irena Übler & Lyft Creative Studio using the transformation and reuse of recycled plastic.
Exploring the rhythm of colour and reflection of the digital light – projected on a surface by video-mapping the observer will be led through a visual journey by the chain reaction of optical elements.
The intention is always to make the visitor aware for the importance of recycling and transformation of the plastic. Disposable goods will be transformed into an artistic object and enhanced to a noble dimension.
Recycled plastic (PP 05) was shredded into little bits and than transformed with heat and compression into the shape of flat tiles.
The different colourful patterns evolved by the pressure within the compression process whereby the arrangement of melted plastic granulates is flattened into a thin semi-transparent square.
The 124 single tiles were assembled on a freestanding metal structure with the dimensions of 2 x 3m, mapped one by one and and retro-projected with and animation of optical elements showing the interpretation of the evolution of plastic waste.
The observer will be lead through a visual journey, which relates to the process of disposable plastic going through the process becoming an arctic conceptual part of the installation.
Creative Team — Irena Übler & Lyft Creative Studio
Motion design & Video mapping — Lyft Creative Studio
Design of the installation — Irena Übler
Location — Loulé for LUZA – Algarve International Festival of Light
Date — November 2018
Main materials — Freestanding steel frame (2x3m), 1 projector 7000lm, 1 workstation, recycled plastic, Precious Plastic machines for manufacturing the plastic tiles.