Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation

Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao

The Wellbeing Summit

SCIENTIA | Bilbao, Spain 2022



LEDs, diffusive and reflective material, custom light sequence, and electrical hardware

60 ft x 35 ft x 25 ft (18.3 m x 10.7 m x 6 m)

About Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao
Azkuna Zentroa, is a venue located in the city of Bilbao, Spain. During its construction, it was designed by French architect Philippe Starck.

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About The Wellbeing Project | The Wellbeing Summit
The Wellbeing Summit focuses on cultural change for the improved mental health of all change-makers.

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Derived from the Latin word for “knowledge,” SCIENTIA encapsulates the essence of seeking and sharing wisdom within a socially interactive context. This lighting sculpture by Amoros delves into human connection, drawing upon our elemental understanding of the world—fire, water, earth, and light. By immersing viewers in these primordial elements, SCIENTIA is a gateway to accessing our emotional selves, nurturing a sense of well-being, and fostering community engagement.

With a deep understanding of this dynamic, Grimanesa Amoros delves into the profound interplay between our environment and state of mind. SCIENTIA is a catalyst for engaging visitors in a transformative dialogue with architecture and community. Through the interplay of light, the artwork ignites moments of realization, fostering connections that transcend physical boundaries.

Amoros’s sculpture bridges art, knowledge, and human connection inspiring a profound sense of exploration and collective wisdom.

Description: LED light tubes interact with the Atrium of Cultures by twisting around the pillars in the room. Therefore, the light sculpture engages viewers in a dialogue with the architecture.