Let There Be Light: A conversation about light as art

When:
04 Jun 2015
18:30 - 20:00
Location:
MCA, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

How do artists engage with light and what does this medium enable them to convey? Light continues to be an inspiring medium for many artists looking to tap into its formal, mystical and scientific properties. As great innovators and experimenters, artists often drive emerging technologies to their limits and invoke new possibilities. Hear from an interdisciplinary panel of guests speak to the effects of light art and the ways of engaging with this challenging medium. Panellists include Sydney based artist Jonathan Jones (currently presented in MCA Collection: Luminous), Sydney-based artist Biljana Jancic and neuroscientist Dr.Joel Pearson.

Image: Jonathan Jones, naa (to see or look), 2015, fluorescent tubes, fittings, electrical cable, Museum of Contemporary Art commission purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2015, installation view, MCA Collection: Luminous, MCA, 2015, image courtesy and © the artist, photographer: Christopher Snee