The Future of Light Art: Leo Villareal | Light + Code as Medium
The Future of Light Art
- 08.02.2018 to 09.02.2018
Light is a messenger from the universe. The arts are the messengers of light.
Everything we know, we know from light – that is the claim by astrophysics at least. One thing is clear: From quantum optics (»The Angular Momentum of Light«) to chronobiology, from nano-optics to photonics, a new frontier of scientific research on the nature of light is emerging. These options, which offer us new theories and practices of light, from biophysical chemistry to the lithosphere, also have an impact on artistic possibilities.
For this reason, renowned experts and institutions from the sciences and arts of light met at the symposium „The Future of Light Art“ at the ZKM | Karlsruhe from February 8 - 9th, 2018, to open up the new horizon of the light spectrum in an exchange of experiences.
Leo Villareal uses LEDs and custom software to create abstract artworks. He has completed monumental public art projects like »The Bay Lights« in San Francisco and is currently working on »The llluminated River«, which unites 15 bridges in central London.
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