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updated: Apr 18, 2012, 8:40 PM
By Robert Bernstein
Mirazozo Luminarium is a unique art work travelling the world. Its only stop in California is
at UCSB on the Faculty Lawn from April 16 through April 19. It is open from Noon to 6PM.
Here are my photos of this unique sculpture-
It was enchanting, delightful, creative, magical, uplifting, joyful and more. The other-worldly
light is entirely natural light entering through specially designed materials. It is also an experience of sound as well
as sight with original music by David Bickley.
By their own description:
MIRAZOZO luminarium is a sculpture people enter to be immersed in radiant light and color. Since 1992 Architects of
Air's luminaria have enchanted over 2 million visitors in 37 countries around the world.
MIRAZOZO is inspired by the beauty of natural geometry and by Islamic architecture. It features
winding passages of small domes inspired by repetitious forms found in the bazaars of Iran.
The luminosity of light and color inside MIRAZOZO is created purely by the light shining
through the colored plastic. All the individual pieces have been cut & glued together by hand in our workshop in
If you go, be prepared for a long wait as participants are encouraged to explore the structure once inside. When I went
it was a 30 minute wait to enter, but it may get longer as word spreads.
The event is sponsored by AS Program Board at UCSB. Entry is free, but participants are invited
to donate non-perishable canned goods and/or shoes that are still in usable condition.
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