400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB
Saturday 27 January – Sunday 11 March 2007
Selfridges commissioned the work of world-renowned sound and light artist Brian Eno for the Ultralounge at the beginning of 2007. The audience experienced the calm and beautiful sensation of Luminous, a marriage of sound and image which was created exclusively by Eno for the London store. Luminous was a multi-screen installation with software that selects, mixes and overlaps up to four images at a time, to create constantly changing paintings. Ambient audio is also processed – combining layers of sound and light in such a way that you never see or hear the same thing twice. The audience were invited to immerse themselves in a sensuous and contemplative atmosphere, evoked by the large colour screens, which were installed in specific formation. Luminous explored the collapse of boundaries between artwork and audience by encouraging visitors to not just look, but linger for a while and make themselves comfortable.