Lighting Concept by Yann Kersalé
The illumination of the Sony Center roof was implemented by the Parisian Lighting Artist Yann Kersalé. His idea was to underline the spectacular roof construction of steel, glass and fabric. Kersale’s vision was to have clear glass and translucent fabric reflecting the daylight as well as the moonlight in a very extraordinary way.
In his concept the transparent structure of the roof serves as a projection surface for the changing light. The colors alternate from cyan to magenta, in order to represent the sunset. In the evening the lighting spectacle begins with white light, which lets the day appear to be longer.
At nightfall the lights in the Forum turn on and the roof constantly changes its colors. A sequence of this streaming play of colors lasts about 21 seconds and repeats itself without interruption until late at night.