Ring (do/undo/redo)
Dynamic light installation for Lichtfest Leipzig 21

by Brut Deluxe / Ben Busche + Miguel de Guzmán

Ring (do/undo/redo) is a site-specific dynamic light installation created for Lichtfest Leipzig 21.
Lichtfest Leipzig commemorates the demonstrations on 9 October 1989 in the East German city of Leipzig – a decisive catalyst for the start of the Peaceful Revolution that finally led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The installation consists of a circular wall with two openings that give access to the interior space. Ring plays with space and atmospheric perceptions focusing on the immersive experience of the visitors. The archetypical and iconic spatial layout displays conceptual opponents like interior+ exterior, we +other, included +excluded. The installation extends into the surrounding urban space and transforms it through the use of light.
The wall itself is a 2,80m tall transparent screen with dynamic lighting. On the inside, the wall is covered by 450 mirror-foiled balloons multiplying and reflecting both lights and visitors. The outside of the wall is covered with white latex balloons blurring the low-res video displayed on the 21×204 pixel LED screen.
The installation is built by a local fabricator; all materials applied are ready-mades and will be reused.
On initiative of the City of Leipzig, the installation was opened to a process of participation and collaboration with several local NGOs and activists focusing on youth, future and sustainability. The ideas elaborated during the process and two workshops held in June and August in Leipzig have influenced both the video content and the wall’s final definition. Three panels of a total of 12 have been ceded to be entirely constructed by these agents with recycled translucent or reflective materials.

NGOs + activists:
Verein Restlos e.V. www.muetterzentrum-leipzig.de/projekt/restlos-das-kreative-upcyclingprojekt
Aktionsbündnis “Leipzig fürs Klima“ www.leipzigfuersklima.de
Bunte Gärten Leipzig e.V. www.bunte-gaerten.org
Freies Gymnasium Borsdorf www.freies-gymnasium-borsdorf.de
Kunstofferei Leipzig www.kunststofferei.de
LGH Leipziger Gewerbehof GmbH & Co. KG www.lgh-leipzig.de
Stadtreinigung Leipzig www.stadtreinigung-leipzig.de


Artists/Design: Brut Deluxe / Ben Busche + Miguel de Guzmán
Screen:  21 x 204 RGB LED bulbs
Balloons: 450 mirror foiled balloons / 1400 latex balloons
Production: ILS Medientechnik GmbH
Date: 2021
Location: Burgplatz, Leipzig, Germany
Photography and film: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)



Architects: Brut Deluxe, Miguel de Guzmán Arquitecto


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Brut Deluxe is an architecture and design studio headed by Ben Busche. Founded in 2004, Brut Deluxe operates today from two platforms in Madrid and Munich.

Brut Deluxe is focused on the investigation and creation of space and its atmospheric qualities. The projects oscillate between different scales of urban intervention: from ephemeral artistic installations to industrial design, construction design and urbanism.

According to project objectives, a multidisciplinary team involving architects, artists, designers and engineers are engaged in the design process. Brut Deluxe thrives on the international academic education and provenance of its team members.

Brut Deluxe is oriented towards the social, economic and aesthetic qualities of the projects and combines both scientific strategies and artistic approximations in the creative process.

Architect and Architectural Photographer. His work is commisioned by most important spanish Architecture Offices. He has been a proffesor in the Graphic Ideation Department at CEU Architecture School and the Photography Department of Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid. Since 2008  Imagen Subliminal is the broadcast platform for the work of Miguel de Guzmán as architectural photographer and videographer. AWARDS As an Architect, he has been awarded with the Dionisio Hernadez Gil Prize for the Diocesan Priest House in Plasencia (work done together with Andres Jaque and Enrique Krahe), and was selected for the 2005 Spanish Architecture Bienal As a Photographer he has been finalist in ABC Journal Art Awards 2000, El Mundo Photography awards 2001. PRESS AND  EXHIBITIONS He has participated in solo and group exhibitions (Circuitos de Arte Joven, Galeria Vírgenes, Photo España…) His photographic work is published in books and magazines from Spain (among others, Arquitectura Viva,el Croquis, A+T, Arquitectos COAM, Pasajes, Diarios el Pais, ABC, el Mundo…) and abroad ( among others, Domus Italiy, A+U Japan, Bauwelt Germany, C3 Corea, Geo, a+ Netherlands…) Published “Miguel de Guzmán Architectural Photography“ the book that contains a selection of photographs taken between the years 2003 and 2013, and which give example of a new way in the making of architectural photography. Trama editorial (2013) Text by Andrés Jaque and Iván López Munuera Bilingual edition: spanish and english.