ARTIST 4 A DAY: LowTech LiteBrite
Sweden is a very dark country during the winter. You learn then how to make your life a little bit cozier with candles, and strategic placed lamps. I started getting interested in how light affects your mood and how it can also be used in art. After one year trying to get into Light Installation course in Malmö Högskola, I finally got in the fall of 2008. As a part of the course we had to build our own light installation as a final project. I presented the concept Low-Tech Lite Brite to my group and they liked its so we stared building it.
LowTech LiteBrite used the same principle of a lighted board, but instead of pegs I used filter pieces. This gives the user the freedom to combine colors and create forms or abstract images. Instead of going high technology like most of the things in nowadays I decided to use simple materials as wood, fabric, theater lights and colored filters and concentrate in simple theories of light behavior.
Low-Tech brite was built in a larger scale and by placing the light source away form the board I produced a colored projection of the picture created on the board itself in order to –Draw with Light - The projection could be seen from both sides of the projection screen.
TEAM: Oyuki Matsumoto, Malin Ivarsson & Caroline Dahlberg.
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