City Council of Lyon, France
In this installation, Paul Cocksedge has combined his interest in the nature and morphology of paper with a subject that has long been an important element of his design work: light.
As with all Paul's work, Bourrasque shows an acute sense of the role of technology in design, combined with a characteristic lightness of touch, with elegance and joy.
Paul Cocksedge explains: 'I've been fascinated for a long time by the various properties of light: how it emanates, how it diffuses, bends, reflects, and scatters. With these EL sheets I've been able to explore much further the idea of light as a flat object, as something touchable and malleable - not housed in a glass bulb or a neon strip, but an object you can bend and twist - and almost see it come alive in your hands...'
Photography: Mark Cocksedge