In 2018, The Borealis Light Arts Collective presented an exhibit of light installations inspired by the theme of Transformation. The work was featured in a self guided walking tour through the South Lake Union neighborhood. Projects come from a rich mix of creative communities including Visual Arts, Theatrical Arts, and Lighting Design.
The theme of transformation was interpreted broadly and navigated a wide mix of approach and concept. Several of the works are interactive and meld the worlds of art and technology. Patchy Projects Paint Roller Remix is a magical approach that gives the viewer the power to shift imagery. Dark Design uses simple light technology to transform and meld the physical characteristics between two participant’s faces. Other work traverses Sparklab’s whimsical googly eyed trees to the nervous interaction of Sena Clara Crestón’s human scale flowers, to the challenging cultural imagery in David W. Halsell’s Caging the Colors. The walking tour includes Maja Petric’s installation at MadART (a Borealis Cultural Partner) and several Shunpike windows that feature lighting as an integral component in the work.
Mary Coss, Curator
2018 Participating Artists
BOREALIS Light Art Collective
Abigail Maxey, Geode
AJ Epstein, Westlake Stethoscope
Andy Behrle, Immemorial
Brian Brush, Liberation of the Anti-Spectacle
Amber Thimmesch, Rebecca Traffanstedt, and Erica Cartwright, You are Me
David W. Halsell, Caging the Colors
Elise Koncsek, Beacons
Graypants, SLU Transformation Cloud
Janet Galore, Rock Garden
Mike Monroe, Ghosts of Light
Nichole Rathburn, Sprout
Nicole Kistler, Illuminated Ghost
Patchy Projects, Paint Roller Remix
Scott Keva James, Cohabit
Sena Clara Creston, The Plastic Garden
SparkLab – Susannah Scott and CJ Brockway, Counting on You
Special thanks to sponsors: LEDlinear, Wattstopper Legrand, and Pharos.
SparkLab – CJ Brockway with guest artist Dave Misne, Talkin About Traffic
Special thanks to sponsor: Hollywood Lights.
Suzanne Tidwell, Vinca Vine
Todd Lawson, Shape of Mist
Maja Petric, We Are All Made of Light
Graham Murtough, Resisting Development/ Resisting Ruin
June Sekiguchi, Water Flow
Joy Hagen, Variations on a Theme
Annika Newell, BulbRoom216