Text Tower

Date Made: 
2004
Location: 
Glastonbury Festival (Temporary)
Materials and Size: 
MDF, Wood, Halogen Lighting, 4m x 1.2 m
Commissioner: 
Glastonbury Festival

Text Tower was a temporary cubic structure enclosing halogen lights and using coloured filters to highlight hidden words and phrases within the seemingly random text, including ‘Sweet Water Like Gold’ and ‘In Darkness Comes Light’. The words and letters were formed from 10mm holes drilled through the wood. Lights concealed inside the sculpture shone through the holes, creating a digital text effect at night.

The work also featured audio effects created by artist Peter Rogers, using ambient sounds from both the urban and natural landscape to evoke the words and phrases highlighted in the text. Festival sites provide an ideal location for light art, where a lot of activity continues after dark. The tower became a reference point for giving directions and a popular meeting point.

Raphael Daden Light Artist Glastonbury Festival MDF lighting led
Raphael Daden Light Artist Glastonbury Festival MDF lighting led
Raphael Daden Light Artist Glastonbury Festival MDF lighting led
Raphael Daden Light Artist Glastonbury Festival MDF lighting led
Raphael Daden Light Artist Glastonbury Festival MDF lighting led
Raphael Daden Light Artist Glastonbury Festival MDF lighting led

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