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Iwasaki, a Japanese artist living in Winnipeg to join our team. We
were drawn to Iwasaki's work, whose typical medium is acrylic and
canvas, for his bright and bold use of colour and unique geometry.
The Winnipeg Arts Council shortlisted our team, along with two
others, in a design competition to produce a permanent lighting
concept. We had two months to develop a concept, create design
drawings, renderings, budgetary pricing and compile a team of
qualified installers. To start the creative process, Takashi, Ashley
and I spent an afternoon together at our office talking about the
essence of Kildonan Park, such as the cultural role it plays within
the community, the performances held at Rainbow Stage, and the
era of architectural and landscape design. As a team, we wanted
to capture the spirit of summertime and manifest it through an
atmosphere of light in the winter.
In the age of social media, where beauty is often amplified and
seen through filters, it felt intuitive to inject colour and movement
onto the white winter landscape to create a public space that
shifted the boundaries between reality and imagination. Our
project, entitled Bokeh, a term derived from the Japanese word
"boke," is a photographic technic that renders out of focus points
of light into a blurriness that is entertaining to the eye. This
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abstract idea was central to our concept to create an immersive
and dreamy experience for skaters and park-goers.
The light sculpture design was inspired by the modernist era. The
Peguis pavilion, which overlooks the duck pond, was designed
and built by Morley Blankstein in the 1960s and features a distinct
heavy concrete waffle roof that extends outward to shelter the
deck and plaza below. To be able to reflect and diffuse light on the
surface, the lights needed to float above the ice/water surface.
Inspiration was drawn from the design of the "arco" lamp, a
mid-century modern free standing interior floor lamp.
Three of the light sculptures were strategically placed at different
points around the pond to activate and immerse the space in
vibrant transformative colours. The cast of light creates a painterly
effect on the ice surface, suggesting movement and vitality. The
7.3m high light sculptures were anchored along the perimeter of
the pond, which allowed for the arms to arc 4.5m over the water
and suspend the pendant of lights. Various sized frosted globes
diffuse light from the high performance LED luminaires housed
within them. Although similar structurally, each light pendant is
unique from the others, a conceptual decision intended to evoke
the bokeh effect in a fixed form.



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TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
PROLOGUE > FR_ EN_LP
ESSAY | ESSAI LA BEAUTÉ COMME EXPºÉRIENCE
THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
SOUS LES ÉTOILES
BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
METAMORPHOUS
UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
CRITIQUE
I KEEP TAKING THE SAME PHOTO
THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
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