Lightspace is a longer arts/science project that runs on a day-per-week basis where participants build up photography, video and sound recording content based on a scientific theory or a specific theme. These projects lead to the creation of a final multi-screen audio-visual projection in a specially adapted tent space that can be set up in any venue and used as an exhibition event for the local community.
REFLECTIONS FROM PAST LIFE
Children from North Lanarkshire learned about the science of reflection and the art of light through workshops with Light Lab during the European Championships through Festival 2018 in Strathclyde Park, Glasgow. Artist Kenny Bean created several interactive installations that were visited by over 12,000 people during the event.
PAISLEY LIGHT SPACE
Children from a primary school in Paisley took part in a project looking at the architecture and history of Paisley. Children created a soundtrack using Gaelic songs that would have been sung in Paisley by Highlanders fleeing the clearances. The children learned about the conditions in the weaving mills for children their age in Victorian Paisley and edited archival photographs. A multi screen projection was created in Paisley Art Centre.
HELIX PARK COMMUNITY PROJECT
The project was created by UZ Arts to open the new Helix Park in Falkirk. Hundreds of people made photo-stones to create the Water Cairn showing the ancient water level on the site. Local people were filmed exploring the idea of being under the River Forth and projected onto the Helix Bridge.
OBSCURA SCHOOL RESIDENCY PROJECT
Students from a high school in Perth experimented with light and lenses and built several large camera obscura devices.They explored time-based imagery and underwater submersion video to form a final projection in the courtyard of their school merged with footage from under the River Tay.
This project looked at the re-introduction of the natural habitat at Blacklaw windfarm in Lanark. We worked with a local community organisation and ecologist to learn about the plants and how to take close-up macro photographs.
The plant images were then projected onto the 25m spinning blades of the wind turbines at night and formed into an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.