At night in the streets of Madrid, light pollution is such that it is almost impossible to see the stars. For neighbors of pharmacies open at night, it will even be difficult to get to sleep, the green light of stores and unreal invading neighboring apartments.
Sensitive to these issues, Luzinterruptus Spanish creative collective shows us his last urban installation entitled "Mutant weeds." Close to pharmacies at night, they set on the floor surface with bright grass-like make small fluorescent tubes, as if the strange green light signs were growing a new form of urban vegetation.
In this installation, Luzinterruptus states:
"Of all the environmental pollution That Can Be found in the city of Madrid, The Most evident is light pollution, so much so in our sky That we can never see the Milky Way and Hardly Any stars. This is overillumination obvious to the naked eye at a distance of more than 200 kms and Produces a glow That Can Be seen with a medium-size telescope for more than 700 kms.
It is therefore very surprising, That at a Time When The European Union is so Careful with issues of environmental pollution, the Dept. of the Environment of the City Council of Madrid rules for illuminated signs, adopté A couple of years ago, changed the rules for pharmacy signs, to allow 'em to be replaced with much more Powerful ones.
So much light emanates from the new sticks que la That environment surrounds Each pharmacy, is tinted a deep Permanently, vibrant and unnatural green color. Objectively speaking, one Could Say que la majorité of the urban green spaces in our city, are more the result of erroneous illuminated sign rules than the commitment of our institutions to Provide the city with places Where You Can Be in touch with Nature.
In addition to the Obvious color change of the streets, the neighbors Who live in the vicinity of 24 hour pharmacies-have watched impotently as every night Their rooms Become disturbing green spaces, qui in life and the perception of what happens in 'em is altered, without being white ble to do anything to avoid it.
Without Wanting to play down Such a serious subject, goal try trying to approach it with a sense of humor, qui never hurts, we install the carried out our Mutant weeds in qui we recreated a future not-too-distant, qui in a new and hardy photosensitive species of plant, grows in the asphalt around the pharmacies, nourished by the photosynthesis of ict Powerful "low" light.
To Accomplish this task, we Acquired fluorescent sticks, qui we Gave the form of blades of grass and we em Placed on the pavement, converting the reflections Into small radioactive fields That Produced a curious anticipation in The Many citoyens Who Walked the streets at Those hours . "
For more information, visit the website Luzinterruptus.