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nu – dance with light

August 8, 2011

ilan.el’s nu light is inspired by the movement of the body in Japanese dance, Butoh.

nu is an adjustable lighting piece inspired by the Japanese dance, ‘Butoh’. The piece is a physical representation of this performance art. Four elongated rays of light represent limbs and joints, moving to create different formations and linking mind and body in a dance of light.

Designer Ilan El created the piece following a collaboration with Space Dance group in Tokyo. The piece looks at Butoh dance as an external representation of internal notions, which evolves and creates an individualised wholeness.

Four bamboo arms are hinged together by bend/twist joints that allow the design to be adjusted in a mechanical motion. The piece creates an inviting light play, encouraging the user to participate in a form of dance with light.

Designed by ilan.el

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