Italian-born artist Giancarlo Neri recently installed these gorgeous lights in downtown Rio de Jeneiro. Titled Maximum Silence, the public art work is composed of 9,000 25cm lights that change color and intensity according to a pre-programmed cycle. Though most of the time they shine in unison, every few minutes the lights break into a chaotic “color free-for-all” before reverting to their ordered ways.
Pictures of the installation make it look really, really beautiful and sort of otherworldly and futuristic at once. Alien-art. That should be a genre, if it isn’t already.