PERFORMANCE

MACHINES

CAPSULE 33

BLACK WHOLE

LIGHTING DESIGN AS NARRATIVE

 

My experience crafting light for performative spaces has generated a design philosophy that is focused on three core principles: architecture, character, and sustainability. Constantly overlapping, these three elements are pivotal to my design process and provide a language for exploring each project with specificity. Light’s elusive intangibility is in constant flux and I believe that our ability to evaluate its condition is based largely on memory and context. In many ways, light is the glue that bonds disparate design elements together because it informs us, consciously and subconsciously, about shifting elements of time and place or an elicitation of the phenomenal. But our own associations with light’s behavior and personality, be they personal or cultural, govern our awareness and appreciation of its subtle shifts. Light is inherently narrative so I aim to imbue my designs with a subtle, mysterious, or even a quirky familiarity that offers a reflection of our own condition..