ARTIST IN RESIDENCE WAC ARTS, London Jan-Mar 2015

A large light art installation was created.  In response to this a series of Art workshops

were facilitated for the young people to inspire paintings, movement, clay sculptures,
projection wheels and music.  A final light art installation was created in response to the work 

created with young people.

LIGHT-LIFE IGNITED

This was the final show of the three month Wac Arts Residency.  It was a celebration of light and life, here and now.   It fuses fine art with sustainable light and digital technologies to illuminate the invisible communication that permeates all things. 

 The interactive digital component invites you to experience the light of a sun rising and breaking through kaleidoscopic life patterns. Constant light at the core illuminates all things even when all seems uncertain and impermanent. The colours in the sun in the sculpture represent the rainbow colours that light breaks down in to.

Film of Installation - Video HD 4.38 minutes Mar 2015  Sculpture, Vision, & Concept - Lorna Carmen McNeill, Creative lighting and technical design - Geoff Blindt, Digital interactive programming – Richard Burns, Sound track - Hector Miles and Young People at Wac Arts, Film production - Manolo Remiddi

 

 

LIGHT-LIFE IGNITE

This installation was the first show of the Wac Arts Residency.  Through feedback and facilitating creative interactive workshops (Light-Life Igniting) with the young people in Wac Art Programmes, the first installation was developed and took on a new light life - an interactive installation  – ‘Light-Life Ignited!’

 

It is about how a creative flicker is ignited and then transforms and blossoms.   Light portals open a door to the other dimension or to a greater good.  The interaction between light and life ignites new, ever-changing unexpected rivers of flowing light and colour which radiate into the world.   Life-Light Ignite pays tribute to the United Nations International Year of Light 2015.

Film of installation - Video HD 4.38 minutes Jan 2015 Installation by Lorna Carmen McNeill and Geoff Blindt.  Film by Nathan Greenwood. 

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

A series of interactive workshops were created for the young people across a number of different mediums.   By flowing from one medium or approach to the next, a dialogue between different art disciplines (light, sound, music, dance and movement) and a range of different art materials and processes enabled unexpected creative flow.  

"It was more than a music playing session, the light art work was bringing us all together to create a collective inspiration”.

“It was very relaxing, it made us play better together”.    Comments by Wac Art tutors.
Below are some examples of the experimental workshops and responses.


1. Smashing and tearing to create portals.  Adding projection & interactive technology 

Helen 'Animate' Piercy gets smashing
Helen 'Animate' Piercy gets smashing
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Layered paper created for tearing
Layered paper created for tearing
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Placing the smashed and torn pieces
Placing the smashed and torn pieces
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2 Making portals to shine light through and make music to.
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3. Making clay sculptures to the music
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4. Painting to the music created, painting projection wheels and projecting throught them
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Moving to the interactive installation and making shadow puppets to the projection 
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