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Light Lines was one of six installations at the 2018 Waller Creekshow, a nine-day light-based public art installation along Waller Creek in downtown Austin, TX. Light Lines was inspired by the network of waterways and storm pipes that flow throughout Austin's urban grid. Individually, they are often overlooked, but collectively they come together to form very powerful bodies of water. Societal understanding and interaction with these waterways is important at both the micro and macro scales. By creating a conceptual representation of the movement of water using pulsating light, sound and form, Light Lines offers an abstract immersion into water's journey. Using an assembly of interconnected electroluminescent wires (EL Wires) that suspend from a structural grid, Light Lines formed an intense volume of changing light and ambient sound driven by over 1,100 individual sources. Over the nine-day period, over 50,000 visitors experienced the installation, helping convey the message to event goers that the urban watershed is a system where 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts'.

Light Lines Creekshow is the first collaboration of Campbell Landscape Architecture, TAB Labs Creative Technologists, and Merkaba Electronics.


Cameron Campbell (CLA)

Preston Frankstone (CLA)

Taurin Barrera (TAB Labs)

Bill Baird (TAB Labs)

Stuart Campbell (Merkaba)

Waller Creek Show Website

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