The Conductor
London Design Festival, 2013

Visitors to the gallery will be able to watch – and control – a rhythmic symphony of light played out on a giant circuit board of zinc-plated steel, passivated to provide insulation from electrical interference. Echoing the graphic of an equaliser, 160 fluorescent bulbs, fed by a skein of wires and cables, light up in alternating currents. The circuit is completed by the audience themselves, who have the capacity to “conduct” this electrical spectacle from the centrepiece switchboard.

Exhibition: The Conductor, by Faye Toogood, London Design Festival, Established & Sons, London, UK, 2013

Role: Design Consultant / Technical Sound & Lighting / Fabrication

Dimensions: L=8m, W=8m, H=5.5m
Media: 680x passivated zinc panels, timber substructure, 160x fluorescent bulbs, 3km cable, custom steel mesh table, 160x resin cast light switches, contact microphones, custom software, 2.1 PA system, sound score