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Twinkle Twinkle, Frankfurt Main, Germany, Installation, 2014

Depending on the visitor's attentiveness, carefulness of observation and point of view, the installation and its effects appear in endless variations. At nighttime, the predefined, but random appearing light impulses achieve a changing, nonconsistent image that does not have a clear narration. The randomized succession of short visible and audible sequences, appearing in varying intervals, creates an unexpected interaction experience to the observer.

TWINKLE TWINKLE is made for day- and nighttime experiences.
During daylight it appears fragile, transparent, with decent colorful
light effects from spectral light dispersion, as well as the reflection
and refraction of its surrounding. Due to its set-up, it plays with the
notion of scale, thus creating a changing closefar experience to the
observer, dissolving from a total shape to discrete elements while
approaching the installation.

TWINKLE TWINKLE was shown in Spring 2014 at the biannual celebration of light culture – “LUMINALE” in Frankfurt am Main, in front of the Deutsche Bank towers.

Five partners collaborated to create the architectural light installation:
Glasbau Hahn GmbH, NE-AR architects, lichtundsoehne, osd-office and studioheyhey.

The project was sponsored by Deutsche Bank, Zumtobel Lighting GmbH, Heinz GmbH and satis&fy AG.


type: light installation
location: Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
event: Luminale 2014
status: completed, temporary

photos by

Jens Ellensohn / ZUMTOBEL
John Russo