ProjectBerkeley Communication for STAPLES - Idea, concept, light art and realisation


Light. Emotion. Installation. We defy the depression of winterly light deprivation. We need the light – especially during the dark season. Light caresses our soul. Light is life. Light makes us healthy. Darkness surrounds us on the way to work and on the way home. Dark. Cold. Bowed heads. A trifle of well being for our soul. A shot of brightness, a little sunray! Against gloomy thoughts. Light that warms our heart. The saving anchor after a wonderful summer.

We build a special light art installation. A walkable Light_Shower in public space. People approach, walk through or stay within. They are illuminated, yes, showered with light. They are literally delighted and fascinated by the light spiel.

A delicate gate filled with elegant light objects, part cool light, part colourful warm light. A light construction fixed onto black steel cables. The installation invites to catch light and happiness. It seems to hover freely – just like the sun – over the heads of the light seekers.

Shortly before the winter solstice, when days are shortest, many people suffer from a lack of daylight. They become lethargic, tired and need more sleep. Too little daylight provokes the body to produce more melatonin, which in turn is responsible for this depressive condition.

That´s why we donated a 200.000 Lux Light_Shower to the citizens of Munich.

The light art installation was erected at the Munich Gasteig, directly in front of the entrance to the Philharmonc Hall. It was equipped with 18 high-end spots which altogether generated 200.000 Lux. The effect on the people was really impressive. When exposed to sun-equivalent light, the body produces more of the hormone serotonin, which is also known as hormone of happiness and has a positive impact on our mood.

DPA Movie – German Newspaper ”Augsburger Allgemeine”

Welt: „Kunstprojekt in Muenchen: Licht duschen für die gute Laune”