Feb 042013

Love Potion Tranceporter II is a spectacular mutant vehicle (art car) that was on the Playa in 2012, and we loved their use of Cool Neon lighting. We thought that you might like to see the beginning of the armature, because we always like to see how everything is put together, some other photos and a little DJ action from inside the Tranceporter.   We feel very lucky to participate with such fun fabulous artists.

photo: Amber Rose

photo: Amber Rose

photo: GreenBarrel

photo: GreenBarrel

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Jan 232013

A few weeks ago we showed you the installation at the San Francisco Merchants Exchange Building.  We have some new photos and a video to show you from BRAZENWORKS.  This installation was commissioned by the Clint Reilly Group to have BRAZENWORKS design and install their third work for San Francisco’s historic Merchants Exchange building.




IMG_3844There are 2,150 square Total Control Lighting pixels, arranged in 2 banks of 1,950 and 200 pixels, each bank controlled by an Elite 2K Controller.

This is what Brazenworks said on their blog about the installation at the San Francisco Merchants Exchange Building:

Commissioned by the Clint Reilly Group to design and install our third work for San Francisco’s historic Merchants Exchange building, this time BRAZENWORKS turned the beautiful beaux arts styled atrium and exterior into a dynamic computer controlled light sculpture dubbed ‘the crystal cave’, complete with over 60 giant ‘lightcicles’ and two life-sized deer.

Collaborating with the fantastic folks from Rebar and Cool Neon Funhouse Productions, the project was realized with the mad design skills, professionalism and gusto of Ghigo DiTomasso, Tyler Pew and Benny James who worked through the night to deliver the project on time, and mindfully addressed our clients’ concerns regarding the atrium’s priceless marble floors and million dollar artworks.

The final icicle design pays tribute to the classic modern ‘falkland’ lamp designed by Bruno Munari for Danese in 1964. We thought of pushing the idea of employing materials usually used for the textile industry (the lamp was produced in a nylon stocking factory) even further by introducing another element along with the Lycra tubing: the embroidery hoop.


We love this installation and think it was beautiful and elegant and made a historic building all the more beautiful.

Benny, Karen and the Elves


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photos/video: Zak Brazen, Creative Director at Brazenworks