Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda’s ‘spectra, is a column of intense light that punctuates the London sky from sunset until dawn for seven nights only. Situated within Victoria Tower Gardens adjacent to the River Thames, Palace of Westminster and next to the House of Lords. The artwork was commissioned specifically by The Mayor of London and 14-18 NOW as the centre piece of the WW1 Centenary which took place on 4th August.
We were fortunate enough to be able to visit the artwork on the night that it was unveiled to the public and we managed to get a few shots of the stunning work which comprises of 49 individual spotlights shooting 15km into the night sky. Accompanied by a sound track of waves of subsonic sound punctuated by beeps and hisses, spectra is a unique piece of conceptual art that will be seen across the London Skyline until dawn on August 11th.