Lumia

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS 2022 - 2023
CO-CREATORS: VIOLET SMITH, CLAIRE CHRZAN, SHAURJYA BANERJEE


SELECTED FOR THE USITT PQ23 QUADRENNIAL

In our field of lighting design, often our art is supporting a scripted story and moving it forward with other collaborators. We’re taking the tools from our theatrical storytelling backgrounds and exploring the way that light as sculptural art can create an emotional response. 

 

Co-creators Claire Chrzan, Shaurjya Banerjee, and I are creating photokinetic sculptures that explore Thomas Wilfred’s Lumia in the modern century. Each of the sculptures engages with current technology and dimensional space as we look to evoke the ethereal colors and childlike wonder of Lumia, which Wilfred described as “radiant form in dark infinite space.”

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