30/01/2013 04:05 GMT | Updated 31/03/2013 06:12 BST

UK's First 'Light Art' Show Opens At South Bank

Light is imitating art at London's Hayward Gallery with a series of illuminating sculptures.


The gallery at London's South Bank has gathered a collection of works which are said to be the first survey of "light-based art" in the UK, including some pieces which have not been seen for decades.

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'Light Show', which includes 25 pieces dating from the 1960s to the present day, opens to the public this week.

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Among them will be an installation by Olafur Eliasson which features 27 fountains illuminated by strobe lights - never before seen in the UK - and another by Leo Villareal which is made up of 19,600 computer-controlled LEDs built into a tower.

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