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Ava Watson

MA work

Dimmur Leiðangur

The confined space of the cockpit can often feel like an isolated one, relying on the view to ground you to civilisation. Interviewing several pilot’s and understanding their individual experiences, has given this project a distinctive outlook, exploring the deeper connections we have with the diverse dome of light that stretches across our planet. “Dimmur Leioangur” which means ‘dark atmospheric journey’ in Icelandic investigates artificial light from an overview perspective, and focuses on the specific moment pilots fear of darkness turns into awe with the approaching light from below. Accompanied with a data visualised sculpture that had travelled from London to Reykjavik collecting light intensity data. Each LED square represents the range of light from the flown area below and dominates the natural surrounded landscape. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2017

  • Experiential and Light Designer with a background in Sculpture and Transmedia Art. My research looks deeply into the science and psychology of how light effects our perspective towards the space that surrounds us on this planet. Each project spans across a range of mediums, such as, interaction, spatial design, film and curation. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art Sculpture, University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of Art with a semester at Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, in Transmedia Art, 2015
  • Experience

  • Internship with United Visual Artists
  • Exhibitions

  • HaMiffal, Jerusalem, Israel, IL | Sonar Festival, Barcelona, ES | 'Memories of the Future' Machines Room, London | 'Date, Lichtung, Palce To Be' Die Angewandte, Wien, AT | 'Wenn Ich Gross Bin Werd Ich Lieben' Synkoop Wien, AT