A series of interactive pathways that swirl with light when you walk over them
AQUEOUS is 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 & AWARDS2017 Buring Man Arts Black Rock City Honoraria Grant
EXHIBITIONS2021 – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center, Athens, Greece: Aqueous2020 – Takanawa Gateway Fest, Tokyo: Cosmos (with Aqueous.)2020 – Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City: Aqueous2020 – Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong: Aqueous2019 – Momentum Festival, Toledo: Aqueous2019 – LIT, Huntsville: Aqueous2019 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous2019 – Luminaria, Salt Lake City: Aqueous2018 – Museum of Design, Atlanta: Aqueous2018 – reCODE, Los Angeles: Aqueous2018 – Vivid Sydney, Sydney: Aqueous2018 – Kapolei Commons, Maui: Aqueous2018 – George P. Johnson, Las Vegas: Aqueous2018 – B-Light, Manama: Aqueous2018 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous2018 B-Light Festival Bahrain, Aqueous2018 Kapolei Commons, Hawaii, Aqueous2018 George P. Johnson, T-Mobile Arena, Vegas, Aqueous2018 Vivid Sydney: Aqueous2018 Code (Conference, LA): Aqueous2018 Museum of Design Atlanta: Aqueous2018 Enchanted Forrest, Descanso Gardens: Aqueous2017 Georgetown Glow: Georgetown, DC2017 Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens: Los Angeles, CA2017 Worlds Fair Nano: Brooklyn, NY2017 Burning Man Honorarium: Black Rock City, NV
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