Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank's Light Echoes is an amazing, immersive installation at The Barbican

Digital artists Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank present an ambitious installation to herald Station to Station: A 30-Day Happening.


Last weekend saw the launch of Light Echoes, an immersive installation at The Barbican Curve Gallery.

Created by Aaron Koblin, founder of Google’s Data Arts Team, and Tool's interactive director Ben Tricklebank,  the exhibit launched as part of multimedia artist Doug Aitken’s month-long event at the Barbican Centre, Station to Station: A 30-Day Happening.

The collaborators were part of Aitken’s US-based Station to Station event in 2013, which crossed North America by train in 2013 travelling 4,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific over 24 days.

On the tour, Koblin and Tricklebank employed laser and camera technology to map the landscape with stunning visual images and poetic wordscapes at night.

Image: Photo by Rob Stothard / Getty Images. Courtesy of Barbican Centre 

Light Echoes in the Curve builds on the earlier work, but this time responds to the vast, sweeping lines of the gallery to create an environment that plays with time, space and sensory perception.

Image:Photo by Mark Allan, 2015. Courtesy of Barbican Centre 


Koblin and Tricklebank honed their vision using sophisticated laser projections and scanning technology, creating a visual light spectacle.

Image:Courtesy of Barbican Centre 

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Visitors are guided by a shifting, moving wall of light that tracks the floor as it slowly winds its way around the space, culminating in a finale revealing the visual echo of data captured by the journey of light. 

Image:Photo by Rob Stothard / Getty Images. Courtesy of Barbican Centre 


Take a look at some other images from the opening of Doug Aitken project.

Image: Film Space. Photo by Rob Stothard / Getty Images. Courtesy of Barbican Centre 

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Image: Film Space. Photo by Rob Stothard / Getty Images. Courtesy of Barbican Centre


Image: Olaf Breuning's Smoke Installation. Photo by Rob Stothard / Getty Images. Courtesy of Barbican Centre