Event Title

The Agony of Illumination

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

9-4-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 5:00 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Mika Laidlaw

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The main purpose of this creative project is to take viewers out of their comfort zone and into an unfamiliar situation. I have had chronic migraines for my entire life and I have had a continuous migraine since late November of 2010. My migraines often cause me to be light sensitive and it becomes painful for me to go outside during the day, drive at night, or go into a well-lit building. This grant has given me an opportunity to let others experience this part of my life and allow them to look at light in a different way. My goal was to create a light installation of a manageable size. By creating a panel covered with lights, the viewer will be confronted with an excessive amount of illumination. I have created a 5’x5’ square panel covered with a copious amount of light bulbs. This panel will create an atmosphere that overwhelms the viewer with light, letting them see light from a new perspective. By creating this light installation I feel I have taken a step towards expanding the boundaries of art, using my own artistic language to convey a new way of looking at light. This work will be exhibited in the URC show in the CSU gallery. During this show the viewer will be able to interact with this work and hopefully walk way with a new perspective on light, and possibly understand the agony of illumination.

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Apr 9th, 4:00 PM Apr 9th, 5:00 PM

The Agony of Illumination

CSU 202

The main purpose of this creative project is to take viewers out of their comfort zone and into an unfamiliar situation. I have had chronic migraines for my entire life and I have had a continuous migraine since late November of 2010. My migraines often cause me to be light sensitive and it becomes painful for me to go outside during the day, drive at night, or go into a well-lit building. This grant has given me an opportunity to let others experience this part of my life and allow them to look at light in a different way. My goal was to create a light installation of a manageable size. By creating a panel covered with lights, the viewer will be confronted with an excessive amount of illumination. I have created a 5’x5’ square panel covered with a copious amount of light bulbs. This panel will create an atmosphere that overwhelms the viewer with light, letting them see light from a new perspective. By creating this light installation I feel I have taken a step towards expanding the boundaries of art, using my own artistic language to convey a new way of looking at light. This work will be exhibited in the URC show in the CSU gallery. During this show the viewer will be able to interact with this work and hopefully walk way with a new perspective on light, and possibly understand the agony of illumination.

Recommended Citation

Gamboni, Stephanie. "The Agony of Illumination." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-15/4