21 – 30 August 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
“Many Hands Make Light Work” is the first in a series of works where light and photography practitioners from opposite sides of the world work together with the public to create a large scale light based installation. The artwork combines elements of poetry, photography, light painting, projection and social media.
Lux visitors are invited to trace out a word in light with a supplied or BYO lightsource, from a poem by UK poet Ford Dagenham. Each word will be writ in large, by projection on the side or Te Papa, and emailed to the group. The completed verse will be revealed after each night. At the conclusion of LUX, the entire poem will be compiled, and published online, for all participants to appreciate. Collaborating from opposite sides of the globe, we want to make people literally ‘part of the picture’ and in doing so, an integral part of LUX.
Our poem is created from words and phrases used in popular culture related to light and is written by UK poet Ford Dagenham. Which songs, movie quotes or book titles do you recognise?