Chris Fraser Has A Brilliant Mind

There is something about light emanating through a slit in a surface that just blows my mind.  As suggestive as that comment is, I ensure you it is not meant for that kind of thought, even though I know about half of you out there immediately went there.  What you’re seeing above is the genius of Chris Fraser, a light artist from San Francisco.  His work is definitely pretty awesome — this particular case above is a “line drawing” of his from Oakland, CA.  The one below is called Points, Lines, Planes from the Performance Art Institute:

Chris’ work is like a crazy slit spectroscope of whatever light source is in front of it — like in these below, he did them as on-site pieces of work, creating something magical at a given day and time, never repeatable again.  You have to see more of Chris’ work:

Excellent, and beautiful.  I have got to see some of this stuff up-close and personal.

PLEASE check out Chris Fraser’s portfolio site and his Experiments on Flickr — VERY cool stuff!

This is my Chris Fraser-esque work for the day, a la 2007:

light leaking through the main rag...

Thanks to Lost in e Minor and We Waste Time!

LichtFaktor – A Live Light Art Performance

I just came across this information from Behance – there is a group out there called optiX, and they are doing live light art performances.  A collaboration of sorts, the optiX guys are a German group that creates live light art, with human interaction, to music.  From the optiX site, translated from German (I apologize for the crappy translation in advance!):

optix has come together in 2001 as a trio, to high-class acrobatics and spectacular lighting effects combine with each other.  The ability to transpose music in light makes the juggling light and fire shows the absolute highlight of optix each event.

In their cooperation are far more light and fire shows, as well as tailor-made productions, DJs, musicians and video artists emerged.

With innovative juggling and amazing photographs OptiX brings you the variety of the 21st century to its stage.

You have to see some of these images, and a video, which is directly below – and below that, an interesting “commercial-y” video from LichtFaktor:

LICHTFAKTOR Live Performance at the sound frame festival 09 from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo.

TalkTalk Brighter from LICHTFAKTOR on Vimeo.



More Light Painter Action

I was very inspired by the article I wrote about Vicki Dasilva’s work last week – not by the article itself, of course, I’m not that self-centered.  Her work in light painting just resonates in my mind – and during Earth Hour the little bit of light graffiti my wife and I were making was a lot of fun.  I’ve been looking around at other light artists, and I found one guy who has some interesting work.  Brian Matthew Hart is the artist, and his site is Recent Extrapolations.  I’ve only posted two of his images, you should go make your own opinions of his work.  I think it has good brainy roots!



James Clar’s “For Your Eyes Only”

I wrote about James Clar a few months ago in January, and I just got info on his latest show – For Your Eyes Only, at the Traffic Design Gallery in Dubai until April 16, 2009.  The works are a variety of forms, but all really interesting.  James Clar is an architectural light artiste and creator of interactive media.  His work is pretty fearless.

Love your work, brother.









Thanks, DesignBoom!