Asif Khan

Radiant Lines, Melbourne

Radiant Lines was commissioned by Federation Square as the centrepiece of the "Light in Winter Festival 2014" at Federation Square, Melbourne.

Radiant Lines is an exploration of line, rhythm, velocity and volume. Forty rings of raw aluminum are super-imposed in space creating a visually dynamic layering effect- animating the public space around it. A giant moire pattern appears, as a result of visitors shifting viewpoints of the structure when circulating Federation Square.

As dusk approached the Radiant Lines are illuminated in a rhythm of a light that mimics the pulsing natural phenomenon of bioluminescence. Orbits of light are triggered by individual visitors as they cross over invisible concentric thresholds stretching out into the square. Visitors are able to pass under the rings into a central space, an immersive environment of light and energy.