Seduced by Light
Dazed Digital recently published a series of three exclusive documentaries on artists who work with light as their medium. Two of these in particular, Jason Bruges Studio and United Visual Artists are common sights on this blog, producing a number of impressive large scale interactive installations in galleries and exhibitions, as well as embedding responsive lighting technologies into public spaces, furniture and building facades.
UVA’s installation Echo – Tate Modern – June 2006
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes, what technologies they use and how these companies came about in the first place, these videos give a unique insight into the stories behind their day to day routines as well as their aspirations and future projects in the pipeline. Alongside these commercial practices and in contrast to the scale of Jason Bruges and UVA, the final documentary is a more personal story about the art work of independent artist David Batchelor. His pieces fusing scuplture and light explore the concept of colour as a unique phenomenon: how colour is omnipresence in everyday experience, and how it transcends function and aesthetics to create its own symbolic orders.