Mandylights: Richard Neville (UK)
Shane Radcliffe (Australia) / Nicholas Sheen (UK)
The Bloom is a giant, electric, metallic flower, its petals adorned with mirrored spirals that refract and reflect light in all directions. And there, at the centre of this shimmering beauty, is — you.
The installation is almost five metres wide enabling visitors to stand in front of the centre of the flower to pose for photos, framed by petals of light, their faces fully in bloom.
Covered in over 1000 individually controlled LED pixels, The Bloom uses external LEDs and internal colour-morphing floodlights to completely change its appearance every few seconds.
As if adapting to nature and environment, The Bloom shifts from subtle, beautiful serene states to hyperactive chases and patterns that seem to rip around the edges of its dozens of metallic petals.
The installation also looks beautiful in the day, when the petals flash with sunlight and reflect the faces of those that peer in — or out from its core.
Country represented by installation: Australia