New art installation turns light beams into 3D shapes floating in mist

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This may just be the future of the laser light show. Seoul-based visual artists Kimchi and Chips recently devised a way to create floating three-dimensional objects using light, smoke, and mirrors. Called Light Barrier, the installation debuted at the New Media Night Festival in Russia’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park last month. In the display, millions of light beams are projected through smoke and reflected against curved mirrors so they intersect with other light beams, creating brighter points of light for the viewer. The artists have carefully calibrated each light beam’s path in the installation so they together create spheres, diamonds, and other shapes. Take a look.

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