Words from artist Chris Levine, working with laser light in art shows:
Your love of sacred geometry theme really does mesh perfectly with Dark Mofo's pagan winter festival aesthetic.
We are beings of energy and are directly connected to the sun. To contemplate our position in the cosmos and our relationship to the closest star is somehow primal and innate. We are light, then for all mankind sake, let's BE LIGHT.
Read the complete interview here:
We're all used to seeing light shows at concerts and festivals—how do you create something truly spectacular and memorable using light?
For me its all about the experience and taking people into the realm of inner space between thought. If the work is truly experiential it means you have to orientate yourself with in a mode that is questioning reality. I like that.
Light has been hiding in plain sight and though its often cited or related to across all kinds of media, light itself as the medium still seems fresh, modern and of the age. The more we see of it, the more a language reveals itself and we become more discerning over the execution and purpose of the work. Like with anything, you have to filter out the gimmicky and frivolous as another distraction.
What do you want viewers to get out of your Dark Park installation?
Is it corny to say expect the unexpected? Truly this is an experimental project into a collective meditative space and its narrative is energy and spirit as one. Each time we do an iy_project it seems to take us further into new territory. I would always correct people when saying it's not technically a laser show, but if they come away saying its the best Mofo laser show they've ever seen and the sounds tripped us out...then I'm ok with that.
How does the work interact with the cityscape of Hobart?We are working with the ancient wisdom of Solfeggio frequencies of which the base note is OM, which resonates with the Energy of our planet. The outdoor installation uses a combination of high powered lasers informed and aligned with sacred geometry and visible throughout the Hobart and beyond to Bruni Island and into deep space beyond.