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Cort Lawrence – Infused Light

Art is always evolving, but at pivotal times in its history something more profound happens. It is at these moments, such as during the Renaissance, when science revolutionized painting and sculpture, that art transcends its traditional boundaries and reaches into new realms of knowledge to infuse itself with more powerful, game-changing ways to touch the […]

Anatomy of a Rig – Alex Mungal Motionless in White Tour

Fans might have been well advised to wear seatbelts when they packed venues for Motionless in White’s “Touring The End of the World Tour.” Aptly described by one admiring critic as a “torrent of explosive metalcore,” the band’s performance on this 33-city tour, took fans on a wild ride of searingly intense music, dancing, pyro […]

Mikki Kunttu – Imperfect Light

Looking at the impeccably balanced work of this Finnish visualist and designer one cannot help but be struck by its intricately crafted blend of light and darkness, and its seamless intermingling of shapes and space.  Words like “flawless” and “perfection” come to mind, when attempting to describe his designs for clients like Cirque du Soleil, […]

Anatomy of a Rig – Martin Hruška at the O2 Arena Prague

By any measure, the rap show at 20,000-seat O2 Arena Prague was massive. There were over 400 automated lighting fixtures, 48 controlled hoists and a cross scenic piece that weight six tons. Featuring Slovakian rap starts KONTRAFAKT trio Rytmus, Ego and Anis, the show awed the sellout crowd. Stunning patterns of light crisscrossed the arena […]

Ignacio Rosenberg – Brave Light

Inspiration, vision, insight… all must be present for creativity to flourish, but at the end of the day, any creative concept requires courage above all else if it is to be turned into a reality. Henri Matisse recognized this when he wrote “another word for creativity is courage,” shortly before he went on to revolutionize […]

Celebrating Daddy Yankee

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle,” wrote Walt Whitman. All lightshows are proof of that. But on rare occasions, when the meaning of the moment aligns perfectly with the aesthetics that celebrate it, the “miracle” becomes frozen in time, ensuring that it will always burn brightly in the minds of all who […]

Anatomy of a Rig – Evan Kirkendall and Big Nite DC

The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, about 10 miles south of Washington DC is a perfect site for any event. The carefully manicured grounds are elegant, and guests can gaze out the main ballroom’s 270-degree floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy stunning views of the Potomac River. Small wonder then that the […]