Pitaya (FRA) – Whale Ghost

Event Introduction

Dots of Light move in the air and progressively concentrate to materialize the silhouette of a sea creature. The installation is a 18 meters long kinetic and lighting sculpture that evolves above the public.

General shape recalls big marine mammals, or fossil skeletons as they are usually seen in natural history museums. The glowing dynamic light is also a reference to these strange lighting creatures sighted at the very deep of the oceans.

The installation invites the audience to spend a moment to think about the impact of mankind on our biodiversity. In « Whale Ghost » the audience is therefore witnessing the poetic dance of what could be the Ghost of the last remaining Whale.

A music creation increases the hypnotic atmosphere as the sculpture evolves in different scenarios, at different paces.

Pitaya is a creative studio founded in 2006 by David Lesort and Arnaud Giroud. Light is their main field of study. They are exploring how light can affect materials through their creations. Their art installations are a mix of in situ and object design with a strong focus on what they call a “Design by the multitude”. This type of creation identifies a new space (either indoor or urban scale) to be designed with multiple lighting objects. Therefore, the setting of the objects is as important as their design, and it is the combination of both that creates the final piece. The studio works on a large range of productions such as light objects, luminaires, lighting sculptures and stage design. The scope of their work is wide, from urban scale events in public space to private commissions. Their pieces have been exhibited worldwide in various events and fairs in Paris, Beirut, London, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Houston, New York, or Singapore.


City Center


Event Information

  • Time:

    • 4.–8.1.2023 klo 17–22

  • Address:

    Töölönlahti park

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