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Spider on the Bridge

Groupe LAPS
Edition #7

If you have arachnophobia, you might want to avoid this bridge since the biggest spider you’ve ever seen is perched prominently on top of it. Groupe LAPS’ 'SPIDER on the Bridge' consists of 80 spiders, each 2-metres wide, made of tubes containing LED light. The light is programmed in such a way that the creatures appear to actually crawl around.

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Groupe LAPS

The French collective Groupe LAPS was founded in 2009 by 6 artists and designers. Groupe LAPS creates films, multimedia and light installations, and participates regularly in educational programmes. Light, time and fiction are important components of the artists’ narrative work, and the group prefers to work in public spaces in the city, thereby integrating the urban environment in their art. Groupe LAPS participates in light festivals around the world; their installation Spider Circus was exhibited at the famous Fête des Lumières in Lyon in 2017.

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SPIDER on the Bridge- Groupe LAPS