Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Enlightenment performance by Penelope Thompson
1 : the act or means of enlightening : the state of being enlightened
to enlighten :
1 archaic : ILLUMINATE (1) : to supply or brighten with light
2 a : to furnish knowledge to : INSTRUCT b : to give spiritual insight to
This interactive performance uses a string of pulsing electric lights to symbolise the light energy or life force that connects every being.
In a completely darkened room, the artist creates a special space for the audience to experience “enlightenment”.
At the beginning of the performance a large pulsating light ball slowly emerges to become first a pentacle and then a giant spiral, laid out on the floor. The audience members are then invited to experience interaction with the lights.
This performance was in March 2006 at LOOP Alternative Space, Hongdae, Seoul, for the opening of the Move on Asia - Clash & Network Media exhibition.