LUX began as an interactive immersive art installation set within 6000sq ft in the heart of Runnymede at the AddlestoneOne complex. Conceived by renowned artist Emma-Leone Palmer and devised by technical collaborator Matthew Jarman of Reel Craft, the project saw the artist spend one month working on one of her largest pieces to date whilst integrating the latest LED technology and motion capture techniques to change the colour of the space as she creates.
‘We exist in ‘spaces’, mental spaces, physical spaces, spiritual spaces, virtual spaces. Over the last 18 months our space has been re-defined, magnetised. The physical body, over the pandemic has become a taboo, our head space both contracts and dilates. Our connecting to technology has been amplified. Making art is one of the defining characteristics of the human species. As a classical, figurative, oil painter I commit to the time, experience and connection that creating a painting commands. I paint our expressive ‘body’ and how it interacts with our personal sphere and energy. Painting WITH my body, It comes from my core, through my shoulder and fingers. The idea that technology ‘watches’ and interprets my bodily movements through this immersive light experience, adds another level to our ‘fast forward’ our ‘new era’ commenting on how we exist within it.’
At its core, LUX explores the physical and the digital. Be sure to check back for more information on the next phase of the project.