Henrietta loves this… because it involves a chocolate chandelier. Enough said. But beyond the realms of the melty and impracticable, the Lights On exhibition (currently on display at Siobhan Davies Studios until 12 March) also demonstrates a whole host of other evocative and thoughtful new lighting design that makes it well worth the visit.
Curated by Nuno Coelho, Lights On sees a series of lighting interventions across the dance studios' public spaces. The six designers involved - Eelko Moorer, Freddie Yauner, Henny van Nistelrooy, Jesse Visser, Jordi Canudas and Mathias Hahn - all have very different approaches, and the works range from a 'hairy' rubber light (Jungle Light, Eelko Moorer) to the Fastest Light in the World, a concorde made from neon tubing (Freddie Yauner). Techniques such as traditional weaving meet with digital technology and intelligent design, lighting up the gloomy winter months with some serious panache.
However it's the Chocochandelier, by Spanish designer Jordi Canudas, that attracts the most warm feeling over here at Because HQ. Made up of suspended chocolate bars around a large circle of strong light bulbs, the chocolate melts into a bowl underneath making a slow-food fondue and a whole new meaning to the phrase "light snack".