Category Archives: Let There Be Light 2008
DESCRIPTION: Reflected is a site-specific piece initially conceived of while attending Let There Be Light in 2007. In addition to the compelling work I saw that night, distant headlights moving past trees along the adjacent highway caught my imagination. This installation attempts to emphasize elements that exist in the surrounding environment. A simple frame sets a stage where light and sound from passing vehicles coincide. (Photograph by Will May)
BIO: Will May has been working as an artist in Charlottesville VA since 1991. He earned his MFA in Photography and Film from VCU, and his BA in Drawing from the College of Wooster. He has participated in group shows internationally, and solo shows in Virginia and North Carolina. Will is currently the Exhibition Director of LOOK3 – Festival of the Photograph. For more information regarding his work, please visit: www.willmay.com.
“Euromotion is the essence of dance. Euromotion plays dance music and pumps parties all across the space-time continuum. Euromotion wants to make party at your house.” – Skeeter, 3012
PVCC grounds will be the dance floor where we will celebrate the culmination of light, music, and movement of carbon-based life, which is dance. Come prepared to witness dance as you’ve never seen before!
Choreographed by PVCC dance faculty Michelle Cooper and performed by Brushwood’s School of Dance Senior Performance Company members – Erin Chapman, Alexis Clayton, Cynthia Dowell, Abby Hutcherson, Tasia Kisamore, Rachel Liles, Chloe Miksovic, Erin Sprouse, and Emily Troxell.
Performance times: 6:30. 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
1 min 36 sec
This video loop is an attempt to capture the solitary magic of a snowy day. The landscape remains just visible behind an ice skater who disappears into and then reappears from a cloud of white lights hovering in the cold air.
Constructed of bamboo and collage imagery, these mystical lanterns float on the pond powered by the breeze. Pictured: first prototype of a floating lantern. (Photograph by Stacey Evans)
The artist will be painting in the dark and asking spectators to take his paintings from him to a lighted area on the other side of a divider that will separate his station into a dark half and a light half. Once in the light, spectators will be asked to name the paintings for him. When asked about this contribution to “Let There Be Light”, Andrews says, “I want vision to meet vision.” (Photograph by Emily Cathcart)
A collaborative performance piece for a platoon of light-activated sound-emitting tops, Lux Brevis calls on an actively participating ‘audience’ to spin the tops and light ‘em up. The tops are outfitted with photoresistors, microchip synthesizers, amplifiers and speakers. When light — from a flashlight, for instance — falls on a top, it makes a very special ‘beep’. When that top is spinning, it makes a series of beeps in rapid succession, throwing them into space. When that top is in the company of a quorum of its brethren . . . Pictured: light-activated, sound-emitting top (Photograph by Melissa Maki)
Viewers are invited to step inside a glitterbox, grab two handfuls of glitter, and throw the glitter into the air. The word NOW will appear, illuminated in the cloud of glitter, and then disintegrate into darkness as the glitter falls to earth. Above is a photo of the second test of this piece (Photographs by Beryl Solla, above, and by Stacey Evans, below).
This video footage captures the effect of light on my right eye as I look at a wall of calendars and “to do” lists. Looped, the movie engages in a visual pun by focusing on the “late” in “dilate”, recognizing the cyclical nature of tasks and time.