Outdoor Site-Specific Lighting Sculpture Installation

Allure of the Seas Underside of Bridge in Central Park

RACIMO  |  Turku, Finland  2010

This project is sponsored by ICART, the art advisors for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which commissioned Grimanesa Amoros to create a site-specific lighting sculpture for the underside of the Central Park Bridge, for Allure of the Seas at Finland, the largest cruise ship in the world. The curatorial vision for Allure of the Seas is, “The Wonder of our World Cultures”.

Courtesy of the artist and ICART, photo by Grimanesa Amorós Studio

Media: LEDs, diffusion material domes, silkscreen, aluminum, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
Dimensions: 26′ 3″ x 46′ x 3’3″ (8 m x 14 m x 1 m)

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

Racimo is an outdoor site-specific lighting sculpture installation. Many of the domes are screened with drawings done by the artist of rotational irrigation vineyards in Peru. The hemispheres are illuminated with pixel-mapped LED nodes running on a programmed video sequence created specially for Racimo.

As a child, I spent many late afternoons walking through the rows of vines at a vineyard in Pisco, Peru. Since then, I have always been fascinated by the shapes and beauty of grapes. Racimo is a term for the natural growth pattern and structure of grapevines.