Incandescent: Light Night2006
A night of outdoor, live events featuring surprises, quirks and charms from four commissioned artists. Light Night was part of Incandescent, a month of events organise by Hull Art Lab exploring the spectacle of illumination in Hull.
This work is a continuation of my experimentation creating illusion in situ using basic materials and simple, clunky processes. The lights lasted eight hours and this temporality interested me and is key in creating an experience of apparition. It will come as no surprise to discover my fascination with Victorian trickery, an eerie play with light, shadows, lanterns and visual illusion. My intention is to confuse the viewer - can they really believe their eyes? How is this done? Is it really there? One viewer asked, 'Where is the light projected from?'. 900 lights manufactured for night fishing were used in this installation.