15-19th SEPTEMBER 2021
Henley Festival

Circa by Limbic

Limbic Cinema

Limbic Cinema is an award-winning multimedia design studio that specialises in projection mapping and immersive video environments.

Working at the intersection of art and technology, their work often explores themes relating to science and nature, encouraging a deeper sense of human connection to the natural world.

They have exhibited new media artworks internationally, presenting work at performing arts festivals such as Glastonbury and light festivals such as Vivid Sydney.

Circa

Circa is a large scale light sculpture that represents circadian rhythms and circannual light levels in southern England.

Each of the twelve light fixtures represent the average lightfall over one month of the year. The total circumference of one light ring represents a 24 hour day. For a month with an average of 8 hours daylight, one third of the hoop will be lit up during the animated display.

The work borrows timings from the 24hour circadian clock, the patterns in light are timed to be factors of 24, creating a rhythm to the work that mirrors a circadian cycle.

It reveals the invisible and overlooked mathematical mechanisms related to light that are responsible for affecting our behaviour. Drawing attention to our relationship with light, and creating a mesmeric display that reflects the awe inspiring systems in nature that affect human, animal and plant behaviour.

Circa was originally developed with the support of Shrinking Space as part of The Wonder Project at Wakehurst Gardens in the UK. The concept was developed with the help of scientist Anne Vischer at Kew Gardens.

 

Created by Limbic Cinema


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