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In celebration of the exhibition Glow: Discover the Art of Light we present an eclectic mix of animated and documentary short films exploring luminous aspects of both our natural world and one creatively made of fabricated elements.
Dawning by Bay Area filmmaker Elon Goliger Mallimson (2021, 30 sec.)
A 30-second time-lapse capture of a winter sunrise over the San Francisco Bay reveals nimbus clouds transitioning through varied hues into the day’s welcoming luminosity.
Candle by Evelien Lohbeck (2008, 1 min.)
This brief and delightfully inventive animation comes to life with unexpected and magical results.
The Arctic by Wenting Zhu (2018, 3 min.)
This film captures crystallization, revealing radiant growth patterns of different salts. It serves as a reminder of the “stunning beauty of the ice worlds.” Produced by Yan Liang, founder of Beauty of Science.
Two Space by Larry Cuba (1979, 8 min., digital)
Using a specialized programming language, Larry Cuba explores the patterns of the classic 17 symmetry groups used by Islamic artists in decorating temples. Moving white lights appear against a stark black background. The patterns created by the movement give way to a second layer of patterns and afterimaging.
Let Your Light Shine by Jodie Mack ( 2013, 3 min. 16mm film)
This ultimate photokinetic stroboscopic spectacle will dazzle your mind. Prismatic glasses will enhance your experience!
Image from Let Your Light Shine by Jodie Mack.