Robe helps DesignSpace capture a moment in imagination
Photo © Micah Rind DesignSpace, the brainchild of John Featherstone of US‐based design collective Lightswitch was an immersive, spectacular, and thoroughly fun drive‐through visual extravaganza of light and video art… presented and curated in close collaboration with John’s contacts at Arizona State University (ASU), and utilizing over 160 Robe lighting fixtures, among others.
Working in conjunction with Jake Pinholster, associate dean of ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design & The Arts, plus several student artists, designers, and technicians plus his own team at Lightswitch, John’s concept transformed four levels of concrete functionality within ASU’s main parking garage into a vibrant gallery backdrop for 30 unique pieces of visual art.
To illuminate this vast pop‐up gallery space – both for safe driving and aesthetic reinforcement – John chose four types of Robe luminaires ‐ 78 x Spiider wash beams, 58 x MegaPointes, 14 x ESPRITES and
12 x ColorStrobes. These were part of approximately 800 lights, plus LED screens, media servers,
projectors and other lighting, video, and audio kit. Close to 10 trucks of gear in total rocked up at
ColorStrobe™ ASU! Lighting was supplied by rental specialists Video West with a team led by Donny LoDico and ILC (Intelligent Light Creations), with video and audio also delivered by Video West.