Leo Villareal on The Bay Lights

Pioneering light sculptor Leo Villareal discusses his latest project, The Bay Lights, an installation celebrating the completion of the bridge's new eastern span. Comprising more than 25,000 white LED bulbs and covering an area 1.5 miles wide and 500 feet tall, The Bay Lights will illuminate the north face of the bridge with complex, rhythmic sequences orchestrated by the artist via laptop. The Bay Lights will premiere in March 2013 and will remain in place for two years. This artist talk was filmed at SFMOMA on February 7, 2013.

  • Total running time: 1 hr. 11 min. 36 sec.

  • SFMOMA Release Date: February 2013

Video: Jim Granato