The piece, described by Janney as “an abstraction of Georgia in color and sound”, features 32 CHAUVET® Intimidatorâ„¢ Scan LED 300 scanners, 68 horizontal panes of colored glass—stacked in 17 sections with four panes in each section—along a 160-foot hallway. As the light from the recessed fixtures in the ceiling passes over the glass, it reflects and refracts creating a continuously changing pattern of color on the wall.
Janney, who is a trained architect and jazz musician, composed a score of environmental accents—indigenous sounds of natural Georgia environments—that accompany this “light ballet.” Additionally, the hallway features a series of interactive “touch panels” that are activated by a passerby triggering a soft tone. The light and sound work together creating an immersive experience for travelers making them part of the artwork.
“After extensive research for â€˜Light Waves: Atlanta',” said Janney. “The CHAUVET® Intimidatorâ„¢ Scan LED 300, as a single-source LED with a hard edge that penetrates through four panes of glass, was hands-down the best fixture on the market.”
“LIGHT WAVES: ATLANTA” Atlanta International Airport
©2012 PhenomenArts, Inc. C. Janney, Artistic Director
Photo: M Jensen