14 Jan '12, 1pm

Museum's Geodesic Dome Houses Human-Powered Light Show (Video)

Museum's Geodesic Dome Houses Human-Powered Light Show (Video)

We've previously covered the entrancing work of artist Bruce Munro , whose "Field of Light " installation kicked off at Bath, England's Holbourne Museum last month. But that wasn't all: Munro and designer James Augustini also set up an intriguing geodesic dome structure, twinkling with lights which spin and trace graceful light trails, all thanks to pedal power. You can see it in action here in this video: Bruce Munro/via Bruce Munro/via The "Star-Turn" installation was made as part of a fundraising effort Help for Heroes, a charity for wounded war veterans. The installation featured a geodesic dome that protected riders of a static Specialized Sirrus bike, which when pedalled, would spin attached armatures mounted with a helix of tea light candles each. According to the press release, Munro's design was inspired by accident: Having recently fallen off his bike in the lane...

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