Thousands of people gather on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin at Burning Man 2017
A child runs on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
Two children run on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
A person laughs while interacting with Aqueous by light Jen Lewin
A child sits amongst the platforms of Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
Thousands of people interact with Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewinh Aq
The reflection of a tree on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin
Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin installed in Las Vegas
People gather on Aqueous by light artist Jen Lewin

Aqueous, traveling since 2017

A series of interactive pathways that swirl with light when you walk over them

AQUEOUS a sequence of interactive LED platforms that form trails of light. During the day, the sculpture shifts in color and reflection, mirroring the sky. At night, AQUEOUS glows in full illuminated interactivity, engaging groups in an ever-changing landscape. 

Inspired by the symmetry in natural systems, AQUEOUS is one of the first pattern-based sculptures built at this scale. Composed of hundreds of interactive modular platforms derived from the Golden Ratio, the sculpture can be installed in multiple configurations. Each platform is controlled by code written by the artist, allowing them to sense human interaction individually, but also to link to each other to form interconnected pathways of light effects. 

AQUEOUS was designed and fabricated in 2017 at Lewin’s studio in Brooklyn, New York, and is part of her “Have Art, Will Travel” program. It has traveled internationally, including to the following selected exhibitions and festivals: Bright Golden Haze, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, USA (2020); Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles (2019); Converge, Pioneer Works, New York City (2019); reCODE, Los Angeles (2018); Vivid: Sydney, Australia (2018); Burning Man, Black Rock City, USA (2017); and Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles (2017), among others.

Grants, Awards & exhibits

GRANTS & AWARDS
2017 Buring Man Arts Black Rock City Honoraria Grant

EXHIBITIONS
2020 – Takanawa Gateway Fest, Tokyo: Cosmos (with Aqueous.)
2020 – Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City: Aqueous
2020 – Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong: Aqueous
2019 – Momentum Festival, Toledo: Aqueous
2019 – LIT, Huntsville: Aqueous
2019 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2019 – Luminaria, Salt Lake City: Aqueous
2018 – Museum of Design, Atlanta: Aqueous
2018 – reCODE, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2018 – Vivid Sydney, Sydney: Aqueous
2018 – Kapolei Commons, Maui: Aqueous
2018 – George P. Johnson, Las Vegas: Aqueous
2018 – B-Light, Manama: Aqueous
2018 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2018 B-Light Festival Bahrain, Aqueous
2018 Kapolei Commons, Hawaii, Aqueous
2018 George P. Johnson, T-Mobile Arena, Vegas, Aqueous
2018 Vivid Sydney: Aqueous
2018 Code (Conference, LA): Aqueous
2018 Museum of Design Atlanta: Aqueous
2018 Enchanted Forrest, Descanso Gardens: Aqueous
2017 Georgetown Glow: Georgetown, DC
2017 Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens: Los Angeles, CA
2017 Worlds Fair Nano: Brooklyn, NY
2017 Burning Man Honorarium:  Black Rock City, NV

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