21st Century Light Space Modulator

The 21st Century Light Space Modulator was a two-week intervention (after 18 months of planning), part kinetic sculpture, part theatrical prop and part interactive art.

For many months, the acclaimed Jason Bruges Studio had been experimenting with an idea – a modern take on the kinetic sculptures of Bauhaus innovator László Moholy-Nagy.

The experiment had grown from a commission by the international lighting giants, Havells-Sylvania, and was conceived as a two-week intervention to transform the usually formidable space beneath Hungerford Bridge (on London’s South Bank).

Collaborating with people who love their work is one of the things I like most about being in the Cog team. This project was wonderful because we got to work with inspiring artists and genuinely enthusiastic sponsors, all championing a public art installation.


When we were invited into the team, a sculptural motif was beginning to take shape but its final form was deliberately fluid.

Our job was to give the project a language, both written and visual, to give everyone the tools to communicate to partners and press, and to give a presence to what was an intangible idea.

That brief grew into a full implementation project, from t-shirts to signage for the launch party.

The Modulator received acclaim from all quarters and was given its own exhibition at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

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