‘Absorbed by light’ highlights our smartphone addiction at Amsterdam light festival 2018

For this year’s Amsterdam light festival, Design Bridge and artist Gali May Lucas have collaborated on a new light sculpture entitled ‘Absorbed by light’.

The sculpture aims to comment on how digital technology engrosses us and takes people away from reality.

The piece is on display in the city during the annual festival, which takes place between 29 November 2018 and 2 January 2019.

The sculpture responds to the idea of ‘the medium is the message’, which is the theme of this year’s light festival and is on display outside The HermitageAmsterdamm.

The installation itself sees three figures sat next to each other on a bench in the familiar poses and positions of smartphone users: heads bent, fingers typing and swiping, faces glowing in reflected light.

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Image source: Designboom