Sat/Sun 3rd/4th Nov 2012

5pm - 8.30pm, free


Rainbow Glowing Wheels

Aether and Hemera



Rainbow Glowing Wheels are kinetic lighting installations relating to the Genus Loci of the famous Spanish City Fairground, connecting the memories of the place to its new development and use of the space.

The Rainbow Pleasure Wheel was imported from the United States to the Spanish City. When completed in June 1914, it allowed people to ride around it at up to 40 miles per hour. It was hailed as a success and in the following week it was claimed that thousands had ridden the wheel, declaring it to be "thrilling", "champion" and "extra".

Rainbow Glowing Wheels refers to the spinning ferris wheel; its dynamism reflects the thrill of the ride and its coloured lights echo the multi coloured neons of the fairground.


To see a short video of the installation in 2012 click here


rainbow glowing wheels


Aether and Hemera are the ancient Greek god and goddess of brighter upper air and daylight. Aether is Claudio Benghi, the media architect; Hemera is Gloria Ronchi, the lighting artist. Their interdisciplinary collaboration focuses on researching the sensory engagement of an immaterial force like light, combining digital technologies and physical spaces for creating immersive and emotional headspaces. Their artistic aim is to provoke memories, explore aesthetic interactions and to elicit feelings of connective human experiences in a required-to-participate audience. Their works have been shown across the UK and in Italy since 2006 . Visit their external website here

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Check out the other works at Shimmer 2012;


Diversiónby NOVAK Collective

Concrete Waves by Realtyne

Flash Fog by Colin Priest

Whitlath Exegesis by Robin Webb

Chronobooth by Joe Pochciol

Spark!by Worldbeaters Music


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