Open for just four days in Prague, Alan Parkinson's Luminarium: A labyrinth of light invited visitors to experience a unique, hands-on exhibit of light sculptures.
Drawing inspiration from cathedrals and mosques, geometrical figures and celestial bodies, Parkinson has toured fifteen different Luminaria around the world. Each is an original design and the principal difference between the luminaria is found in the rendering of the domes and in the layout of the tunnels. Each structure is made up of around 20 elements that are zipped together on site to typically occupy an area of around 1000 square meters.
From the outside, these structures look something like an inflatable fortress or maze of circus tents or bouncy castles. Inside, visitors are treated to a labyrinth of small crevices, tunnels, and intricate recesses.
According to Parkinson, the Luminarium is a unique environment to discover the world of colors and shades. While some visitors come alone to meditate, others bring the whole family to explore.
The architecture of the luminaria, which is the exclusive artistic work of English company Architects of Air, returned to Prague for the first time in 10 years.
In 2011, Architects of Air are touring four unique luminaria. Their current tour schedule can be found HERE.
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