1st to 23rd December 2011 1st December – Talk 6pm with drinks at 6:30pm
There is only one useful thing that winter brings to the design world and that is the opportunity to explore the dark.
Darkness allows us to look at the possibilities within the world of artificial light. Light is the cover we add to space but what about the power of containing light. What happens when we purposely set out to ban light or seek to contain and control light?
The SCIN Gallery, the new Clerkenwell based Materials and Architecture Sourcing Gallery and Library, explores the notion of light control through its new event, Cut Out The Light.
The event looks at both the artistic and engineered opportunities to interfere with light in collaboration with award-winning graphic artist Noma Bar and renowned product designer and lighting engineer Jake Dyson.
Noma Bar will be exploring a range of materials offered by The SCIN Gallery that work by either pulling in light to interact with them or forcing light to remain within the material. This, together with his brilliant cut out images, will be visually explosive as light takes the form of the negative space in his work.
Jake Dyson will install his DMX LED Motorlight Wall light system, a concept working prototype which he is developing with the purpose of being able to control light quality and direction wirelessly.
These two influential designers are accompanied by some additional investigations into photo-luminescence and a talk about Jake’s exploration into his new lighting technologies.
Limited edition Electro Luminescent Die Cuts will be available for sale.
The SCIN Gallery, Morelands, 27 Old Street London, EC1V 9HL
Opening: 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday www.scin.co.uk