guerrilla lighting

Guerrilla Lighting Salford...

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:05:25 +0000

As we say, one of the purposes of our guerrilla lighting events is to draw attention to light and start some conversations so we’re really pleased to share some of the links posted about the event in Salford in November.

Salford Online

Manchester Gazette

ITV Granada News

The University of Salford

And if you want to read more about the legacy of the event and see some further images also check the official Salford Light website.

#SalfordLight - University of Salford Art and Architecture in a New Light

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:32:00 +0000

We were challenged by the marketing team at the University of Salford to engage their new students in a guerrilla lighting project to present their diverse range of locations on Peel Park campus in a new light and create a set of images that could be used to promote the University and its architecture.  On Thursday 18th October 2014 we drove hundreds of individual battery powered lights up to the Old Fire Station in the middle of the campus and set out to do just that!

It started nervously (for us anyway) as we were a few people short at the starting time but the students steadily arrived and in the end we set off only about 10 minutes late to the first site.  We had a great bunch of students  from across all the University schools and friends with us and our trusty new toy - the Pixelstick!  We had selected 4 sites ranging in architectural styles from turn of the century red brick, to 1970’s classics and even some cool 1960’s sculptures by William Mitchell.  All on the same road in the middle of the Peel Park campus.

The first site was a red brick building, quite simple in architectural style with a very symmetrical facade - Adelphi House.  We hoped to get the blinds all closed so we could light them up but it didn’t happen but we went for it anyway and it was a good way to start the event.

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Building 1 - Adelphi House, University of Salford (before the light)

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Building 1 - Adelphi House, University of Salford (after the light)

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Building 1 - Adelphi House, University of Salford with some Pixelstick Light followed by the guerrillas at Adelphi House - having a bit of fun with some glowsticks!

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The second building we moved onto was the 70’s styling of Maxwell House.  Here we were able to go inside as we really wanted to show of the architectural feature that was the exposed staircase.  The University electricians who accompanied us round all the sites were brilliant all night and came into their own on this building temporarily switching off the existing lighting to allow us to re-image in the interior in the University of Salford red colour.  Outside this building is the cool “ambition” sculptural typography piece that gave us the inspiration for adding words to the sites with the Pixelstick.

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Building 2 - Maxwell House, University of Salford (lights out!)

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Building 2 - Maxwell House, University of Salford (guerrilla lights on!)

The third site was part of the Allerton Campus and our target here was the iconic totem sculptures by post war artist and inventor William Mitchell.  Currently unlit and bathed in a blanket of sodium from the massive high mast columns used on the road out front.  These  remarkable sculptures really deserve to be lit - the stone looks amazing with light grazing it to reveal the texture.

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Building 3 - The Totems, by William Mitchell, University of Salford with their halo of Sodium light

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Building 3 - The Totems, by William Mitchell, University of Salford with halo and guerrilla light!

The fourth and fifth sites were both part of the Old Fire station - the main building and the engine sheds.  Here we used the Pixelstick to create some more light painting magic…

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Building 5 - The Fire Engine Bays at University of Salford with mirror balls!image

All of the photographs are by Graeme Cooper (www.graemecooper.co.uk) and we also have to thank the team leaders - Luke, Chris, Giorgos, Mark, Peter and Sophie - they did an amazing job on the night.  In fact they were Brilliant!  

And special thanks to Lesa Dryburgh, Project Manager, Corporate Marketing, University of Salford for commissioning us to deliver this guerrilla light event on Thursday 20 November 2014.  This was one of the best supported events we’ve ever done on the client side - thanks Lesa, your calm approach to everything was epic!

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See more images and links as they appear at the official #SalfordLight website

#SalfordLight - tonight at 6pm

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:56:49 +0000

Guerrilla Lighting hits Torshälla in Sweden!

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:04:00 +0000

On Fri 24th Oct 2014 the small and cozy village Torshälla near Eskilstuna was hit by a group of Lighting Guerrillas. Four sites were illuminated with the help of almost 50 volunteers. The team leaders and volunteers came from the local Finnish association, local scouts troops and we even had one family from child to grandma helping us! 

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The event was organized by City of Jyväskylä with the Torshälla administration. It was a part of Eskilstuna’s first light festival Nattljus and the “Light in the City” event held in Eskilstuna and co-organized by cities of Jyväskylä and Eskilstuna (http://valonkaupunki.jyvaskyla.fi/english/projects/lic).  “Light in the City” project is funded by EU’s Europe for Citizens program.   

Designer: Annukka Larsen, City of Jyväskylä, Finland 

Guerrilla Manager: Anna Geschwindt Hartwig, City of Torshälla

Logistics: Jaafar Ibrahim, City of Torshälla

Volunteers: Mats Karlsson, City of Torshälla

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The song playlist for Jyväskylä’s Guerrilla events is open to everyone: http://goo.gl/LXTovo (but it does require a Spotify account!) 

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Pics: Simon Allinggård, Sebastian Skog, Touho Häkkinen

More pics here: http://goo.gl/3IoVHU 

9 Years of Guerrilla

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:47:57 +0000

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Guerrilla Lighting 2006-2014 from Light Collective on Vimeo.

A collection of many of the images of guerrilla lighting from over the years - sorry we haven’t credited all the individual photographers but we would like to thank David Barbour and Sanna Fisher-Payne for all their work over the years along with Catarina Heeckt and Saida Inkeri Jäntti for the latest ones.