The Light Show is a documentary about legendary projection artist Hugh McSpedden with an original soundtrack by Sun-Bus-5 performed at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe. Trailer – The Light Show from andrew garton on Vimeo. In 1968 Australian projection artist Hugh McSpedden began shooting 8mm film. By the 1970s his films magnified into large scale projections […]
Before we cast video projections onto buildings on Melbourne's Gertrude St there was Hugh McSpedden's fantastic light shows. At the 2012 Gertrude St Projection Festival, Hugh arrived, an unofficial contributing artist, and parked a block away from the fixed exhibits and fired up his rig direct from a van and small generator. Passersby were delighted.
From a rural Victorian kitchen we introduce The Light Show for our Pozible campaign.
Highlights from the closing night of The Light Show at St Andrews Hall in rural Victoria.
Highlights from the opening night of The Light Show at St Andrews Hall in rural Victoria.
Projection art began with small surface areas, low level light, ingenious imagery and intimacy. As lights became more powerful, lenses sharper and projectors more robust artists like Hugh McSpedden flourished, particularly at a time when musicians were wanting to make sensual impact with both their music and what ever visuals were possible, otherwise known today as psychedelia.
The Light Show Trailer features an archive of projection works by Hugh McSpedden and experimental "art" videos by Adrian Symes and Chip Wardale, Alister Ferguson, Kim Bounds, David Cox and John Power.
Are you interested in light? Do you adore the projection of gorgeous, inspired light and image? Would you like to be mentored by one of Australia's icons of projected art?
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Part performance, part side-show, part show and tell, The Light Show is a celebration of the unashamedly avant-garde.