“Eclipse” is an interactive light installation by Cinimod Studio featured in the Humanscale Gallery as part of the Clerkenwell Design Week, 2013.

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Eclipse is an empowering collective light experience. A full solar eclipse is a rare collective occurrence and with Eclipse Cinimod Studio proposed a play with nature by allowing the public to intercept and interact with the visual moments seen within an eclipse. The installation offered the power of the suns movement to be controlled by the visitor as they moved through the gallery space.

Light responded in real time to the movement of people throughout the space. As the visitor walked underneath, the lights too swirled around the rings, passing between each from ring to ring following the visitor on their journey. Shadow and light created waves of movements that followed majestically around the participants creating a fluid light show.

The installation was inspired by the design ethos of Humanscale, and in particular their focus on task lighting. Eclipse played on the concept of task lighting by providing localised lighting that tracked the participant. The installation is based around 9 of Cinimod Studio’s Pacifico Ring interactive chandeliers. Each ring creates a circular band of animated light that mimics a solar eclipse.

Each Pacifico Ring used a combination of technologies transferred from other industries, brought together with absolute finesse and elegance. A delicate high density controllable pure white LED strip sat around the ring creating a white halo of light that moved dynamically around the individual addressable LEDs. Interactivity was orchestrated by thermal tracking cameras and bespoke software to create the immersive and playful experience.


Client: Humanscale
Design and Production: Cinimod Studio
Electronics: White Wing Logic