Wilmington Waves


Wilmington Waves


Stainless steel rod and hardware, LED programmable lights and anchors, electronics

Three bridges: Dimensions: 15′ x 100′ each.

Location: Wilmington Waterfront Park

Commissioned by: Port of Los Angeles, Wilmington, CA

Design, fabrication, and installation by artists Didier and Hess

Interactive lights bring a surging tide to the landlocked park. Imitating bioluminescent tides, these light assemblies are held in tension with cables; the strands are strong but quiver with the wind. The system synchronizes its display to real-time tidal data from the nearby port of Wilmington.

Topmost image by Oliver Hess