Surprise, surprise, Brian Eno’s latest video is an experimental project that involves his fans. Last November, to celebrate the release of his most recent album, LUX, Eno and Warp hosted an audio-visual installment to the public that encompassed four broadcasts of the album using fan-submitted photos that captured the natural light of a full day.
“I think we were all taken aback at the scale of the response: over 6000 pictures!” Eno explains in a press release. “But even more remarkable was the high quality…it made the task of selecting which ones would finally be streamed (there wasn’t time to show them all) quite difficult. I was very touched that so many people responded and shared their work.”
The video for “Day of Light” only collects four minutes’ worth of photos, but boy is there a lot to absorb. To paraphrase the ultra cheesy Collective Soul, “let your light shine down” below.
Artwork by Steven Fiche (purchase a print here)