Mountain of Light

Artist: Angus Muir Design (Angus Muir (New Zealand))

Collaborators: Hamish Steptoe (New Zealand) / Jarrod Barrow (New Zealand)

Towering to a height of 4 meters, Mountain of Light is a monolithic installation, brought to life by a dramatic repertoire of lighting effects that begin with subtle changes in colour and culminate in a simulated eruption of shooting flames and molten lava.

The installation is constructed from a series of modular extruded columns that are assembled into the abstract shape of a volcanic mountain. The mountain is designed to be viewed and approached from all sides, offering a full 360-degree experience.

Each column is packed with computerised graphics that can be controlled by visitors to create effects of superb accuracy and realism. The entire mountain is controllable, so participants can direct colour patterns to run from one side, across, around, down and up the mountain. Surround sound installed within the structure adds drama to the atmosphere.

Country represented by installation: New Zealand

Photography: Bas van Est (basvanest.com