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Author:  Marie [ Tue Apr 30, 2002 8:41 am ]
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An article on a theatrical production:<P>Richard Ouzounian - Toronto Star, Apr. 30, 2002:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>All lit up and nothing to show</B><BR>Lucas is one of the most talented lighting designers in this city and his name on a theatrical program is virtually a guarantee of quality illumination.<P>But that's when he has something to light.<P>Breathe, which opened last Thursday at the Theatre Centre, is nothing but lighting and it's really not enough.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>To read more go to the Entertainment section of the <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Toronto Star</A>.

Author:  LMCtech [ Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:12 am ]
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Hmm, fascinating. It sounds interesting. I'm not sure which is worse, good theater with bad lighting or good lighting with bad theater.

Author:  Tom Skelton [ Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:21 am ]
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Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jun 16, 2002 9:25 am ]
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Here's an interesting article:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Empty spaces, light are artist's only tools<P>Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer<P>Art always involves the transformation of prosaic materials into extraordinary objects and experiences. <P>In the case of contemporary artist James Turrell, the transformation is extreme. Working with little more than colored light and empty space, he creates austere gallery installations that evoke everything from joy to fear, from profound relaxation to near-panic. His room- size environments are like psychedelic experiences, minus the drugs. And while a collection of his pieces would fill an entire museum, his ambitions are even larger.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  LMCtech [ Mon Jun 17, 2002 3:15 pm ]
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Light is such an esoteric art form. I haven't trained my eye to see it yet. And color theory mixing light is much different from mixing fabric dye.

Author:  djb [ Mon Jun 17, 2002 4:29 pm ]
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Turrell's seems to be something well worth a pilgrimage, although the effect of some of the exhibits might be diminished by having read this article and being forewarned.

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