Model: Rebecca M;
Costume design: Heather Long;
Assistants: Yan Taylor, Jeremie McRoberts, Ian McRoberts;
Light painting: Yan Taylor;
Logistics: Ian McRoberts;
Locations: France and Ireland.
A specially designed LED light suit abstracts the human form to shapes of light. Movements of the human body through the landscape leave residual traces of light. The light thus becomes a memory of action. In the second series, the model was silhouetted by choreographed movements of light generated by a range of light painting tools.
Born in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, 1963.
First 35mm photographs in 1978.
MA Fine Art: University of Ulster, Belfast, 1990-1991.
BA Design (1st. Class Hons.): University of Ulster, Belfast, 1987-1990.
MSc Computer Science : Queen’s University, Belfast, 1986-1987.
BSc Zoology: Queen’s University, Belfast, 1981-1985.
EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Throughout history, the phenomenon of light has always fascinated people. This is what some people have said about it:
Grosseteste: “Light is beautiful in itself, for its nature is simple and all of it is there at once. Wherefore it is integrated into the highest degree and most harmoniously proportioned and equal to itself, for beauty is a harmony of proportions.”
(From Eco, Umberto. The Aesthetics Of Thomas Aquinas. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1988, p.109)
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: “Photography is Light Architecture.”
(From Moholy-Nagy, Laslo. “Fotografie ist Lichtgestaltung”, Bauhaus, 2/1, 1928, p.1).