Total Immersion: Techniques for Creating Light Art
Throughout time, artists have always been fascinated by light and it’s expressiveness, but it’s only in the last century that light itself has become a medium for art. Ephemeral, visceral, and abstract by nature, light possesses an incredible power to move us in ways that words and images cannot. In this two day workshop, we’ll be exploring the tools and techniques available for sculpting immersive light environments. Each day will consist of teaching, examples, and hands on work, with a focus on building a solid foundation for creating one’s own light art works. This class was commissioned to highlight our current Anthony McCall exhibition entitled Solid Lights Works.
Audience: Open to all adults regardless of experience.
Doron Sadja is an American artist and electronic musician whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. “Difficult, powerful, intense and delicate – all at the same time” Sadja stages epic performance works that immerse the audience into a futuristic landscape of pure sound and light. At times bordering on painful, at other times like bathing in a sea of lush harmonies, Sadja melds pristine electronic tones with romantic synthesizers and dark noise to construct hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Although each of Sadja’s works are striking in their singular and focused approach, his output is diverse: spanning everything from 25 speaker sound works to stroboscopic smoke and light shows, Immersive projection pieces, and custom built motorized speaker systems that can precisely track sound around a room. Sadja has performed and exhibited throughout Europe and the US, including Atonal Festival and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, PS1 MoMa Museum in NYC, Norberg Festival in Sweden, and the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics in Austria. Sadja has collaborated with Tony Conrad, Aki Onda, Audrey Chen, Nenad Popov, and Mario Diaz de Leon amongst others. Sadja currently lives in Berlin.