The laser beam labryinth: Historic country house illumintaed with awesome fluorescant maze

November 28, 2012 | by | 1 Comment

The gardens of an historic museum have been transformed with this extraordinary display of illuminations.

Holburne Museum in Bath, Somerset, is normally known for it collection of paintings, silver and sculptures.

But this Christmas visitors can experience a different style of art altogether by wandering through the ‘Circuit: A Light Labyrinth’ instalment in the garden.

Holburne Museum in Bath, Somerset, where the light maze has been installed

Holburne Museum in Bath, Somerset, where the light maze has been installed

Artists Charlie Kerr and Martin Richman took over over the open space for their project which is made up of delicate strands of different coloured lights which create a web-like maze of light.

While in the maze, visitors hear sounds, music and snatches of conversation which are designed to be “reminiscent of Georgian Bath”.

People walk around the new light installation 'Circuit: A Light Labyrinth' created by Martin Richman and Charlie Kerr

People walk around the new light installation ‘Circuit: A Light Labyrinth’ created by Martin Richman and Charlie Kerr

The project t is made up of delicate strands of different coloured lights which create a web-like maze of light

The project t is made up of delicate strands of different coloured lights which create a web-like maze of light

While in the maze, visitors hear sounds, music and snatches of conversation which are designed to be "reminiscent of Georgian Bath"

While in the maze, visitors hear sounds, music and snatches of conversation which are designed to be “reminiscent of Georgian Bath”

Artist Martin said “The Museum was once an hotel that led into adjacent eighteenth century pleasure gardens which were frequented by patrons who enjoyed grottos, illuminations, a labyrinth and perhaps a saucy dalliance in the protective shadows.

“We hope to create an engaging visual and aural experience for all ages to participate within, which will engender echoes of history and place, providing an engaging, transformative experience of the garden of the Holburne as turns are taken and turned again.”

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  1. John says:

    The light maze looked really cool, but it was a bit too easy to navigate, the ground had turned really muddy, with puddles and the museum closed too early to do both when it was dark enough for the light maze to work properly.

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