Commissioned by Bloomberg, Abacus Lights is an installation of lighting objects, made from materials salvaged from computer waste and resembles the form of abacus. The installation suggests a way to dissect Bloomberg’s complex system into something simpler we can understand. Each abacus is made of aluminium frame with glass balls as beads, mounted on glass tubes that house CCFL tubes which are used as backlighting for Bloomberg computer screens. Glass balls are vacuum coated in elements found in computers and screens, such as aluminium, gold or aluminium/bronze.
Abacus Lights was commissioned by Bloomberg for Waste Not Want It, curated by Arts Co.