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Temporary sculpture at City Hall lights up tonight 

The lawn of City Hall will be the new exhibition space for the temporary installation The Shape of Light by artist team Hybycozo. The temporary sculpture will be on display starting tonight, April 30, through July 3. 

Three geometric sculptures created of laser cut metal lit with LED will bring light and shadows to City Hall.

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A temporary light sculpture will brighten the night at City Hall starting tonight through July 3

Hybycozo is a collaboration of two artists: environmental scientist Yelena Filipchuck and industrial designer Serge Beaulieu. The name Hybycozo stands for “Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone,” a nod to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The two first met in New York City in 2013, but moved to the Bay Area to make a series of works for Burning Man. 

“We decided to create a set of sculptures that could represent our fascination with the beauty of mathematics and the language of the universe,” Filipchuck says.

This temporary installation is one of many works the City of Laguna Beach Arts Commission hope to bring to the community. 

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Don’t miss “The Shape of Light” by artist duo Hybycozo at City Hall 

Adam Schwerner, Vice-Chair of the Laguna Beach Arts Commission, explains, “We are excited to bring this young artist team to Laguna Beach, their works are an exploration of light with incredibly intricate patterns. It is bringing some of the creative brilliance of Burning Man to Laguna Beach.” 

Arts Commission Chair Michael Ervin added, “It is wonderful to see this program take shape and we are looking forward to bringing diverse works to the community, and we thank the City Council for the support to explore this new programming.”

This is a program of the City of Laguna Beach and has been funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

City Hall is located at 505 Forest Ave.