Luminous Passage was commissioned by Sydney Contemporary 2015 as part of the Installation Program. Breaking out of the confines of the booth, Installation Contemporary (curated by The Curators’ Department – Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams) presented 12 innovative, site-specific and interactive works in unexpected places throughout the Art Fair.
Luminous Passage was a temporary structure that was constructed out of four tons of recycled timber that was painted white and had more than 200 coloured neon tubes wrapped around it. It was shaped as a glorious Triumphal arch that visitors could work through mimicking the arch ways that exist in the Carriageworks building where Sydney Contemporary takes place. The structure became a space of sanctuary and experience but also a functional space that visitors could walk through and socialize. This work is an exercise in architectural imagining with tangible application, which reconsiders waste for its real potential of spatial change.