The One Beam of Light exhibition was held at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on The Mall from Tuesday 16 April to Saturday 20 April 2013. One Beam of Light was a global photography project that set out to inspire and engage people interested in lighting, by focusing on a collection of photographs, all of which start with a single source of light stripped to its bare minimum.
As part of the exhibition GNI Projects were commissioned to produce a sculpture, which was displayed alongside the photography. The sculpture physically illustrates the essence of the photographic contest. A beam of light transverses a void as a seemingly random three dimensional vector, and only reveals its purpose from a single perspective.
Over 360 photo entries were submitted to the contest, and these were scrutinised by a Panel. The Shortlist ran to over 100 images, which the Panel then curated to showcase the philosophy behind the One Beam of Light project. The final selection of 31 images was reproduced in large format for the London Exhibition, and shortlisted and final images can all be seen here.
GNI project is a collective of three designers: Graham Rollins, Associate at LDI, Nils Rigbers and Ingo Kalecinski.