A Collected History of Light is an archive which captures the essence of a specific time, place and experience through precisely recorded light samples.
Light is fundamental to human existence. The human experience of time and place is intricately bound by our relationship with light. The quality and quantity of light available in any environment significantly influences the nature of life within that place. The subtleties of luminosity and colour have the capacity to trigger memory and create a sense of the familiar, but can equally initiate feelings of dislocation and the unknown. A Collected History of Light reflects the ephemeral nature of the human experience of light and seeks to create a poetic visual space which encourages curiosity, contemplation and wonder.
A Collected History of Light is based upon the idea that the essence of a specific experience of place and time is contained within the light captured in that moment. This art work offers an opportunity for the audience to consider the evocative qualities of light through their comparative observation and exploration of the light samples contained within the archive.
This work is currently in development.