Light, art, science. A complimentary mix. And when given an eerie environment, it makes for an unforgettable experience.
"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies" William Shakespeare
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby" Ruth E. Renkel
"Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful." Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Where glowing embers through the room
Teach light to counterfeit a gloom...” John Milton
Subluminal is a sensory light experience where people walk through an environment whilst immersed in light, shadow, sound and bass. John Ryland's library was the first location of the Subluminal experience where over 800 visitors over 3 days saw the exhibition.
Light illuminated architectural elements of the library. There were only 2 colours used throughout; white light and saturated red light. White light provided direction and highlighted important features of the experience - whereas red light formed a backdrop to the neo-gothic architecture the building had to offer.