About Candela

Candela is a permanent video projection art project of candle with flickering flame by Andrew Ratcliff in Long Island City, NY and was made possible by the support of Plaxall, Inc.

LIC is in the New York City borough of Queens and Candela can be seen from the park bordering Anable Basin, just north of the iconic Pepsi sign. You can see the Candela projection every evening until 1AM.

About Candela

Candela is a public art project by Andrew Ratcliff in Long Island City, NY and was made possible by the support of Plaxall, Inc. 

A video of a flickering candle flame is projected onto a 50' tower. Candela lights every night from sundown to 1AM.

Projection by Chris Jordan

Video shot and produced by Samuel Baumel

Computer programming by Joshua Goldberg

Hardware design by J McDonald of SHAPE Studio and Amit Patil of Plaxall, Inc.


Special thanks to the following people who helped make Candela possible.

The machine shop at Plaxall, Inc.

Ian Charnas

Jay Hachadoorian

Mercury John

Orien McNeill

Moe Yousuf