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Artificial Moon in Xujiahui Park

“Artificial Moon” by Wang Yuyang uses various fluorescent light bulbs to create a400 cm (>13 feet) representation of our moon, complete with representations of craters, maria, and rims. Even stronger than the piece itself to me is the choice of location for this piece in 2008, Xujiahui’s park, one of the last remaining park areas in the city. Due to light pollution the moon can rarely be seen in the Shanghai skies, which makes this representation so much more powerful. It has since 2007 been displayed in other locations as well. Check it out!

 

Thanks, Art Hub Asia and Transmediale!

Real-Time Light Painting!

Earlier this year, the light painters JanLeonardo Wöllert and Anton Julmy used a Real Time Light Painting program. It works for both live performance and video production!

On a basic level, this video is well worth a watch because it shows how many of the more intricate light painting photographs are created. However, when you get in to what the program is doing and its applications — the video is BEYOND FASCINATING!

As Google Translate tells me, the program takes the light source, and traces its movements, colors, and intensity. It then processes the material, and adds the images collected together. The final result can either be recorded, or immediately outputted in real-time for live events. There was something about how the program can map the light paintings to objects, buildings, or stages, but Google Translate wasn’t exactly clear–if you speak German, I would love to know what you can find out about the program! Feel free to comment, or shoot me an email at daphne (at) jimonlight.com

 

Image created by JanLeonardo Wöllert.

Ljósið — Take A Minute and Watch

What an amazingly beautiful video.  Believe me, the 3:28 it takes to watch this will change your life.  There is more beauty in this video than most people have in their entire month.

Check it – you can thank Esteban Diácono for this:

From the video site on Vimeo:

Please watch my new video for Ólafur Arnalds / Slowly, comes the Light! vimeo.com/11662772

Official Version: Ólafur Arnalds / Ljósið vimeo.com/6284199

You can listen to and buy the album at: foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/

The quotes are from many sources, including Brian Eno, Stefan Segmeister, Albert Einstein, Nitzche and a few more i got randomly and i’m not sure about the author.

In all cases, thank you for the inspiration.

I strongly encourage you to visit foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/ and order the vynil or cd special limited edition of the record and give support to a great artist and his wonderful music.

let yourself feel by esteban diácono has all rights reserved.

Ljósið composed by Ólafur Arnalds and edited through Erased Tapes Records All Rights Reserved.

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contact me (and hire me!) @:
[email protected]

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I hope this lifts your day like it did mine.

Beware! The Blob

While not a 1970s scifi horror flick, Sunday Paper‘s spectacular short film Light is certainly haunting. For a fascinating and beautiful minute and a half short film, it certainly carries an elegiac note.

 

 

Just watch it!

 

Light from Sunday Paper on Vimeo.

 

Curioser and Curioser

Curious Displays from Julia Tsao on Vimeo.

Julia Tsao’s Curious Displays are just plain neat! The proposal for a display that goes beyond set dimensions and aspect ratio is in itself fascinating, but then the augmented reality functionality shown in section 2 shows a whole new level of possibility. I would just LOVE to get my hands dirty programming some art on these little buggers!

A Study of Body and Light, Part Two

Part Two of my series with choreographer/production manager Kathryn A. Dicken is ready for the web!  If you’ve not seen Part One of A Study of Body and Light, Part One , check it out, too!

What we’re trying to do to get the school year started is to get students’ minds bending around things like quantum physics, anatomy and physiology, kinesthetics, physics and math in general, but by using the body as the starting point for everything.  I have no interest in putting my own thoughts into your head, but when I was editing this one, I was imagining an algorithm being offset in a lighting console, and all of the parameters that I could adapt and adjust.

Enjoy Part Two of A Study of Body and Light!

A Study of Body and Light, Part Two from Jim Hutchison on Vimeo.

Choreography and Performance:
Kathryn A. Dicken

Lighting and Videography:
Jim Hutchison (USA829)

Composition, Editing and Recording:
Jim Hutchison 

Piano Performance:
Kody Brown

A Study of Body and Light, Part One

I have really had the itch to create lately, and I have also been missing dance lighting, funny enough.  Also funny enough, my friend Kat Dicken has ALSO had that same weird “I need to create” itch lately.  We spent some time in a theatre recently, studying light and the body, and we’ve come up with some really fun content we’ll be posting here on JimOnLight.com.  The series we’ve created is called A Study of Body and Light – here’s Part One, with several more parts to follow.

Enjoy!  Tell your friends!  Share the video!  JimOnLight.com is going to be spending the Fall posting lots of light art and related beauty, so hang onto your pants and stay tuned!

Part One – A Study of Body and Light

A Study of Body and Light, Part One from Jim Hutchison on Vimeo.

Choreography and Performance:
Kathryn A. Dicken

Lighting and Videography:
Jim Hutchison (USA829)

Composition and Recording:
Jim Hutchison 

Piano Performance:
Kody Brown

JimOnLight at Night – Check Out this Insane 80’s New York City Video!

Why?  It’s because I’m still awake, that’s why!

A friend sent me this video today – if there was ever a video that was meant for summer festival jamband video screen content, it’s this one.  Watch this in the dark, pay close attention to the colors and shadows this thing is gonna make all over your room!

The videographer/artist is Rick Liss – I couldn’t find a website for Rick’s work, which is apparently through Rick Liss Studios.

This video is a trip.  It’s probably best that you’re not drunk while you watch it, but then again I’m a puker.

Dianne Harris at the Kinetica Art Fair 2011 in London

I ran across this very cool art installation while looking up info about the Kinetica Artfair in London – an artist named Dianne Harris had some pretty incredible fluorescent sculpture to see and appreciate.

Listen, you have to check out Dianne’s website – I kinda want to buy this woman a drink!

Check out some images from her work at this year’s Kinetica Artfair:

All pictures from Alex Robinson, c/o Kinetica Art Fair.

Thanks, NotCot!

Burning Man Bonus

Hey, JimOnLight readers, Jax here to share some more photos of Burning Man with you.  I didn’t go–I don’t fancy playa dust–but 50,000 people did, and they sure got to see some cool art.  These photos are fresh off the playa, some of this year’s sculptures with kick-ass lighting.  Enjoy!