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300 Interactive Paper Boats Light Up A London Dockyard

Aether and Hemera, Claudio Benghi, and Gloria Ronchi create an illuminated flotilla.
December 19, 2012, 2:45pm

London’s Canary Wharf dockyard is under attack by a fleet of boats. And when I say attack, I really mean illuminated, and the boats aren’t typical boats either, no, these are the glowing miniature paper kind. Together they form an art installation called Voyage which features 300 of them floating on the water.

This glowing flotilla was created by Aether and Hemera, Claudio Benghi, and Gloria Ronchi for Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights program. They drifted in last Wednesday December 12th and will be there brightening up the Middle Dock until February 15th, 2013.


As well as looking pretty the piece is also interactive, meaning people can change the color and patterns of the work using their cell phones.

Images courtesy of Colossal via Sean Batten and Ian Docwra.

[via Colossal]