PERFUGIUM MISERIS timelapse
We are excited to be working with the artist Theresa Smithon an art installation for Ramsgate harbour wall, reproducing the motto (Perfugium Miseris) which is found around the harbour’s Georgian lighthouse (http://www.mooch.co/perfugium-miseris).
Once in situ, each letter’s outline will be augmented by a fibre illumination system powered by renewable energy. Although the concept is artist-led, young people in the local community can get involved in a very significant way in its design and technical features. Expertise from the University of Kent’s Applied Optics Group in exploring lighting techniques will be combined with ideas, energy and enthusiasm of young people who will attend a 1-day workshop at the University in which they will learn about light propagation and apply this knowledge through the use of lighting models suited for the specific conditions of the harbourside (tidal movements, algal growth, light scattering in the harbour waters).