The Do Lab, an LA-based art and event production house, always has something great up its sleeve—whether it be gorgeous, interactive installations at the Coachella Music and Arts festival, or its own self-produced music festival, Lighting in a Bottle. I’m still coughing up dust from the 3-day event, which took place over Memorial Day weekend in Orange County, CA. But dusty lungs are pretty much the only downside to Lighting in a Bottle, with over 10,000 attendants and a lineup that focuses on sustainability, spirituality, electronic music and art.
RGB LED lights permeated almost every aspect of the event, from music performances to art installations and safety cues. Three stages provided non-stop music: the Lighting Stage was flanked on both sides by giant DMX LED towers that provided mesmerizing lighting shows during performances.
The aptly named Bamboo Stage incorporated lots of the sturdy, fibrous grass as well as dimmable LED lights and lasers, which created a 3D environment that fully immersed the crowd.
Finally, the Woogie stage, a colorful, dome-like structure housed the late-night lineup and plenty of outdoor LED lighting to keep things bright through the wee hours.
In the art realm, the kinetic, LED-lit sculpture Candelaphytes by Michael Christian made another appearance; I blogged about them previously when they appeared at Coachella 2011. But that was just one installation in an entire bevy of glittering, sculptures and environments—the whole grounds were colorfully lit with LED lanterns, balloons, archways and more.
All in all, it was a sight to behold, and a beautiful weekend to experience. It’s nice to know that LED lights were responsible for so much of the “lighting” at LIB.