‘WYSIATI’ Art Installation, India
‘WYSIATI (What You See Is All There Is). Or is it?’ is an art installation created by Harmeet Singh Issar and Sanjeev Nangia as part of iGuzzini’s ‘Light First’ exhibit. ‘WYSIATI’ takes different forms depending on where you stand, stimulating people to stop, reflect and take a new perspective. In order to achieve this effect, Issar and Nangia hired India’s leading architectural lighting experts, Design Matrix, to determine the right lighting to stimulate people to stop, reflect and take a new perspective.
After consulting with the creators, Design Matrix selected Martin by HARMAN RUSH PAR 4 UV and RUSH BATTEN 1 HEX fixtures for their high-output ultra-bright UV light. ‘WYSIATI’ is constructed using fluorescent pigment, wire mesh, and high-gloss mirror sheets strung across the tree-lined boulevard. RUSH PAR 4 UV fixtures illuminate the wire sculpture with an ultra-bright UV LED light, morphing the texture of each surface as viewers move around the exhibit. RUSH BATTEN 1 HEX fixtures provide controllable electronic dimming, strobe, and pulse effects, allowing the designers to achieve a variety of exciting looks.
“Our goal with this design was for no two people to have the same viewing experience,” said Harmeet Singh Issar, creator of ‘WYSIATI’. “Martin lighting fixtures were the obvious choice for this project, as they’re the only professional blacklight fixtures on the market with optics, allowing us to alter the directionality and intensity of light to get the perfect visuals.”