PROTOTYPING

Despite our long-time interest in optics, developing LIGHT KEEPER came with its fair share of complexity. Our lens is based on the beautiful fresnels seen in lighthouses, but its intention is opposite: instead of focusing light and beaming it over a great distance, it divides and refracts light, moving it in rainbow waves across the…

LIGHT KEEPER(s)

Using light as a sculptural material, LIGHT KEEPER draws from lighthouse lenses and analog projection technologies to create waves of rainbow light and a moon clock beamed onto the urban porch of Aitken Place Park. Taking its name from the keepers who maintain lighthouses, the installation speaks to light as a medium for sending messages…

AITKEN PLACE

The site of LIGHT KEEPER is a new public park space on the post-industrial shoreline of Toronto. According to Waterfront Toronto, “Aitken Place Park will be a multi-purpose space connecting Bayside to the broader East Bayfront community. The park will include places for children and pets to play, as well as quiet spots to relax…

LIGHT + ART

“Light is a temporal phenomenon, arising from burning stars; a surprise in the darkness of space. Light is the greatest magic of all, as it is the source of all enchantment. Without light, no life. Without life, no creation, no art, no architecture, no vision, no expression.” ~ Richard Rogers, as quoted in Lightopia: Volume I After…

LIGHT(house)

When developing our light-based concepts + materials for LIGHT KEEPER, we were fascinated by the possibility of creating large-scale projections using analog technology. For many years, we’ve been fascinated with the spectral possibilities of fresnel lenses, first through overhead projection lenses, and then through the large-scale glass lenses found in lighthouses. While we were considering…

COLLABORATE

At the beginning of our collaborative process, we were just interested in working together. Our team is comprised of artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (www.incandescentcloud.com) and designers Matthew Kennedy & Mark Erickson (www.studionorth.ca), approaching public art with a shared interest in public space. We first met in 2013 during WRECK CITY in Calgary….