In the lush surrounds of Kings Park, Jim Campbell’s remarkable work Scattered Light is, by day, an intriguing canopy of suspended white light bulbs. Yet as the sun goes down it brilliantly morphs into a three-dimensional screen projecting the bustling energy of city life.
Trained in electrical engineering and mathematics, Jim Campbell has achieved worldwide acclaim for his poetic and groundbreaking use of light and electronics.
His homage to the humble light bulb, Scattered Light is an incredible monument to art and science combined. Explore this flickering field of light up close and from afar to discover its play on perception and see how the light bulbs become the pixels that turn this sculpture into a cinematic experience.
Like no other artist of his generation, internationally renowned media art pioneer Jim Campbell mixes technology, sculpture, cinema and light into an art form uniquely his own. ARTDAILY.ORG
Custom electronics, LEDs, light bulbs, wire, steel; 80'L x 20'H x 16'D;
Temporary public project commissioned by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Madison Square Art, New York 2010
Kings Park and Botanic Garden overlooks the Swan River and Darling Range and showcases an outstanding collection of Western Australia flora.View Info and map