How the weather feels

Tuesday 31 July 2018

6 - 7:30pm

Tapping into our collective weather watching obsession, Light House: 888 Collins Street is the first work to respond to the weather in real-time. Commissioned by Lendlease in 2016, the installation features towering lines of LED lights that cleverly sync to create a luminous façade, responding to rainfall, cloud-cover, wind speed and temperature.

Bruce Ramus will share the process behind the work and how it is not just a spectacle, but an inviting experience that uses light to connect people with their environment. Ramus Illumination present a new urban art form, offering an integrated canvas that reflects the environment, invokes public engagement and progresses the development of a visually articulate civic voice.

About Bruce Ramus

Canadian born, Bruce Ramus began his career in the live music industry when he was 19 and has been working as a light artist ever since. He designed and directed countless international live shows and events including rock bands: U2, R.E.M., David Bowie, Bryan Adams, David Byrne, Guy Sebastian, James Brown including lighting design for artists appearances on the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Awards, ARIA awards and Super Bowl Halftime Shows.

In 2006, Bruce moved to Melbourne and started Ramus Illumination. Aware of the emerging presence of large scale digital screen technology in cities, Bruce recognized an opportunity to begin to reshape urban spaces to serve humans, and to use light as a material that connects us, through non-imposing, integrated, beautiful designs for communities.

Bruce is passionate about the roles and responsibilities designers have in contributing to the future of our cities being liveable spaces for community expression.

About Ramus Illumination

Ramus is a specialist lighting design studio with a focus on interactive lighting installations, architectural facades, precinct activation, lighting and video design. Ramus is responsible for many iconic projects like AAMI Park, Optus Stadium in Perth and Light House: 888 Collins Street

Ramus’ works are about connection - creating works that are innovative, interactive and sustainable. They are designed to engage communities in shaping their own environment.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the professional body supporting the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, by providing members and the public with first-class information and education services, while promoting the spirit of fellowship guiding CIBSE’s work.

The Exchange at Knowledge Market is an innovative research project space curated by RMIT University in collaboration with Lendlease. Embedded within the Victoria Harbour precinct of Docklands, researchers are exploring the concept of community and new ways of understanding the shared urban environment through a series of workshops, exhibitions, forums and community events.

This project is supported by an capability development fund grant from the RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP.

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About The Exchange

Open your mind to an exchange of ideas…

Knowledge Market is a creative hub for sharing ideas. Since its inception in 2016, it has hosted inspirational mentors and facilitators and fostered many new creative projects and partnerships.

The next phase in the evolution of this innovation space is The Exchange at Knowledge Market, an exciting collaboration between Lendlease and RMIT University.

The Exchange at Knowledge Market will explore the concept of community and new ways of understanding the shared urban environment through a curated series of public workshops, exhibitions, forums and community events.

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