LeveL II

a delicate light mobile that is
sensitive to movement

LeveL II for Victor Hunt, 2016

LeveL II  is a further development of the ‘LeveL – the fragile balance of Utopia’ -installation.
The light mobile consists out of several interconnected rods, that can hang like a mobile or a chandelier in a space. Each end of the rods carries a delicate illuminated lampshade. If left by itself, the structure finds its perfect equilibrium and each end of the rods is light up to the brightest level so that the piece illuminates the room. Once somebody comes close, touches the piece, or even with a breeze of air, the installation starts tilting. Depending on the tilt of the rods, the light lowers so that it is just dimmed.
Every movement occurring in the space – whether introduced by visitors or unpredictable elements – transforms the light object’s shape and brilliance.
The light mobile can be switched from sensitive mode into chandelier mode, in which the piece shines continuously to illuminate a space. Additionally the original design of the light-shades was altered in order to withstand more impact and to be replaced more easily if necessary.
The piece was developed for Victor Hunt and is available in various sizes.

video documentation of a LeveL II mobile
first it is exposed to movement and then it slowly equilibrates again

LeveL II mobile, version with fourteen rods

detail of a LeveL II light shade. Each piece is handmade from delicate Japanese screen paper

LeveL II mobile, version with seven rods.

  • material

    carbon fibre rods, copper, metal, POM, cable, Japanese screen paper, electric components, custom made circuit boards

  • dimensions

    7 rods: approx. 200 x 175 x 80 cm


    14 rods: approx. 200 x 220 x 120 cm


    21 rods: approx. 320 x 220 x 140 cm


    the pieces can be slightly adapted and various configurations are possible.

  • electrotechnical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)

  • project assistance

    Maria Bauhofer, Elisa Polner