san francisco CALIFORNIA
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
igor SIDDIQUI & matt HUTCHINSON: Bayou-luminescence is an architectural installation that fuses material surface, structural volume and lighting effects into an immersive spatial experience. Its title is a play-on-words that refers to bioluminescence, a phenomenon whereby living organisms produce and emit light. Like a strange creature in the night, the installation glows from within, casting intricate shadows onto adjacent architectural surfaces. Temporarily sited at the end of a dark residential alley in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, Bayou-luminescence invited passersby to cross the otherwise accepted boundary between the public sidewalk and the private space beyond, in order to experience its intensely haptic surfaces, both inside and out.