OUTSIDERS: ENERGY IS INSIDE, Canada
ART: Best Light Art Scheme – Low Budget
Lighting performance “OUTSIDERS: ENERGY IS INSIDE” was staged in Oakville, Ontario / Canada in May 2016 at three locations: Lake Ontario, Lions Valley Park and a tunnel under a highway.
One of the most urgent issues of the present day is the search for alternative energy capable of sustaining safe life on Earth and further development of the human species. We have discovered and are currently using various already existing energy sources. As a rule they are mineral resources of our planet as well as the power of the Wind, Sun and Water.
This performance embodies my imagination on how and what kind of energy INHABITANTS of other planets and galaxies use to survive. How could they possibly look? How could they communicate? What powers their movement, growth, lighting, food supply …
I chose red color to portray the essence and to visualise ENERGY. That is why my ALIENS turned RED. Or maybe they came from Mars as this color is often associated with the planet. They say that red is the most vibrant color. It symbolises passionate Love, Power, Fire and Dynamics. According to the Chinese red color brings good luck, happiness and splendour. For the Native Americans it incarnates Life and Action. These two visiting aliens draw a parallel to some sort of abstract generalization of these believes. It’s as if they came to share their knowledge, experience and achievements in using various energy sources. To represent this idea visually I decided to make the aliens full of light. The main point is that the energy is actually found inside of us and it is the foundation of our livelihood.
Materials used: 116 LED modules IP-SF 5000 RED medium size zip-ties and wire *supplied by GVA Lighting