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Inspired by our glowing installations, this brilliant selection of short films feature an array of colorful illuminations. Each film uses a different technique to diffuse, tint, and shape the light on the screen. From the high-tech use of lasers to the simple layering of decorative tissue papers, these artist experiments enchant the eye and excite the ear. Gather around the screen and enjoy the warm radiance of these short films.
Liquid Lights by Joshua Light Show (2010, 10 min.)
Techniques from fifty years ago are combined with modern digital capture to render this high-definition documentation of the psychedelic light show.
The Future Is Bright by Jodie Mack (2011, 3 min.)
Look toward the light through shifting layers of diaphanous tissue-paper harmonizing color and sound.
Ga by Stephanie Maxwell (1983, 5 min.)
Enjoy this dynamic example of cameraless animation. Colors are layered one on top of the other then scratched away to create a vibrant mix of texture, surprising shapes, and vivid color.
Laser Image by Ivan Dryer (1972, 11 min.)
In the 1970s, filmmaker Ivan Dryer partnered with Dr. Elsa Garmire, a California Institute of Technology physicist, to create a groundbreaking laser light show. Dryer shot Laser Image in an attempt to capture the beauty and fluidity of laser lights synchronized to music, and gave us the laser light show we know today.