The manipulation of light in the physical space can lead to some pretty spectacular results and an upcoming exhibition in Wellington is showcasing those that do it best. Wellington Lux 2011 is a two-day conference and exhibition that explores the intersection of light, space and interaction.
Both the conference and exhibition are themed around leading international practitioners (artists, designers and architects) who use technology and light in new and dynamic ways, and the line up of local and international speakers so far is an impressive one.
Internationally famous visual label AntiVJ, who specialise in large scale projection mapping, together with MIT’s SENSEable City Lab and interactive architectural lighting outfit Lab[au] will be speaking and presenting at the event. They’ll be joined by national artists Eddie Clemens and Gabby O' Connor as well as Hamish Bell from Weta who will discuss his work in virtually lighting films like Avatar.
The full line up follows:
* Hamish Bell (Weta Digital)
* Eddie Clemens
* HC Gilje
* Jørn Knutsen
* Lisa Munnelly
* Courtney Norman
* Gabby O’Connor
* Julieanna Preston
* Adam Pruden (MIT SENSEable CIty Lab)
* Hamish Tocher
The event is being hosted by WATT, a CoCA research cluster, in partnership with the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. WATT is a team of internationally and nationally active researchers at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University who are visualizing new immersive and responsive environments through the application of advanced lighting technologies. Their crossdisciplinary research projects explore the intersections of digital installation, performance, architectural space, public sculpture, moving image and media art, aiming to provoke an interactive and emotional experience prompted by social interaction.
The two-day event is taking place on Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July at Massey University Wellington’s College of Creative Arts.
You can find out more about the event and artists HERE and in the meantime check out some of the interactive displays from Anti VJ and Lab[au].