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Presented at FITC Toronto 2017
More info at http://fitc.ca/event/to17/

Daniel Scheibel, Red Paper Heart
Zander Brimijoin, Red Paper Heart

Overview

Making light art installations involves covering windows, taping up tents, creating light-tight domes… anything to block every single photon you can find. This is so that your projections or lights look the way you intended. But sometimes you have to ask yourself why you’re working so hard to get rid of something so amazing as sunlight.

Facing their daylight nemesis resulted in an art installation that is an ode to the traditional light art form of stained glass – and can be seen as this years FITC poster, opening titles and physical installation.

Daniel and Zander are excited to show you all the grisly bits between their first ideas and the final FITC art piece. They may have set off a few smoke alarms and weirded out Zander’s neighbours, but they made something new and surprising.

Objective

Explore what it takes to turn your greatest annoyance into a pet project.

Target Audience

Creators, makers, creative coders

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Life, the English language, Wayne’s World

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

How to find inspiration in what you hate
The unique challenge of creating 1 object that works for print, film and experience
Make cheap transparent screens, and then break them at the worst possible moments
Working with sunlight that is constantly changing, how to approximate sunlight artificially
Developing flexible systems that allow for endless experiments

Presented at FITC Toronto 2017
More info at http://fitc.ca/event/to17/

Daniel Scheibel, Red Paper Heart
Zander Brimijoin, Red Paper Heart

Overview

Making light art installations involves covering windows, taping up tents, creating light-tight domes… anything to block every single photon you can find. This is so that your projections or lights look the way you intended. But sometimes you have to ask yourself why you’re working so hard to get rid of something so amazing as sunlight.

Facing their daylight nemesis resulted in an art installation that is an ode to the traditional light art form of stained glass – and can be seen as this years FITC poster, opening titles and physical installation.

Daniel and Zander are excited to show you all the grisly bits between their first ideas and the final FITC art piece. They may have set off a few smoke alarms and weirded out Zander’s neighbours, but they made something new and surprising.

Objective

Explore what it takes to turn your greatest annoyance into a pet project.

Target Audience

Creators, makers, creative coders

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Life, the English language, Wayne’s World

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

How to find inspiration in what you hate
The unique challenge of creating 1 object that works for print, film and experience
Make cheap transparent screens, and then break them at the worst possible moments
Working with sunlight that is constantly changing, how to approximate sunlight artificially
Developing flexible systems that allow for endless experiments

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