A collaboration between Creative Coder
Andrea Cuius and Designer Roland Ellis.
Commissioned by the poet Sabrina Mahfouz and her solo show Dry Ice.
(Showed 20th - 23rd April 2011, at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London)
Conversations and interactions form the stimulus for this reactive light
installation. Each point of light has a character and together they form
a dynamic canopy complementing the frequencies and amplitudes of a performance.
30 tungsten lamps with intricate filaments are suspended above the performer.
The arrangement pitches toward the audience forming a luminous ceiling, such that
the stories might be told from beneath the sheets or within an alcove.
A microphone captures the audio, which is analysed real time producing the
canopy's illuminating reactions. The analytical software is controlled live
to allow the poetry and the light to united in performance.
The naturally smooth dimming of the tungsten lends well to the
classic aesthetic given to the canopy. The glass of the lamps
is of various forms, from the classic bulb to large spheres, cones
and tubes; each with its own intricate filament glowing inside.
When extinguished the glass is speckled with reflections of light
from around the canopy.
Lamps supplied, with thanks, by Historic Lighting.
Roland Ellis @roland_ellis // rolandellis.co.uk
Andrea Cuius @q_says // pushthemonkey.com