St Andrew Square in Field of Light show

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ST Andrew Square has been turned into a spectacular Field of Light as a new art exhibition opened in Edinburgh last night

The optical fibre-based installation, featuring 9500 illuminated glass spheres on stems, was making its Scottish debut having been shown all over the world. It is the first time the exhibition, the brainchild of British artist Bruce Munro, pictured inset right, has been staged in an urban environment.

Scarlet Apter in with the field of light. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Scarlet Apter in with the field of light. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

The exhibit aims to create a natural and ‘otherworldly’ immersive experience, in which people are invited to view the Square in a new way.

Ahead of the exhibition opening Munro said: “The Field of Light is a bit of a chameleon in that the space changes the work more than the work changes the space.”

Munro, who first had the idea for the installation as far back as 1992 when travelling through Australia, is best known for his immersive large-scale mixed-media installations involving light.

It will light-up the Square until April 27.

 

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