How to describe light to a blind man?
How would you explain the sunset to someone who doesn’t see? How to put this all into words?
After the success of our educational show Light Up Your Life (we are planning a tour! see HERE), Dare to Light is preparing for another piece about communication in lighting design.
Lighting has mostly become gadgets, new technologies, rules, energy saving, standards, numbers and money. But where are the feelings, poetry and beauty that the renaissance masters felt when diligently copying the sunlight falling through their windows?
We are interested in the way that people talk about lighting and which words are being used. We want to gather stories from real people about the way they remember and see lighting around them. Real people have not been ruined with standards and rules. Real people do not think in codes and numbers. Real people see how light is beautiful.
Please share your story with us – it will be used in the development of the play!
A quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
You can answer one of the following questions or submit anything else that is related:
- Describe a memory of a life moment where lighting has an important role (a certain kind of light during an important moment)
- Describe a certain lighting element that has been present in some part of your life (a special lamp in your room, a certain kind of sunlight in a special location)
- Tell a story from your life where lighting had a vital role to play
In your story, try to describe the lighting in detail – the way you remember it, the way you saw it. Do not try to explain the technical details about how or why the light was produced. We are interested in the way you felt it, the way you perceived it. You can write in ANY LANGUAGE, as long as it is words you are using!
- If your story is used in the play, we will send you a DVD copy of the final production (estimate – summer 2013) with some extra lighting goodies from Dare to Light!
- If you allow us to do so, we will also publish the stories here on our website.
- If you allow us to do so, you will be mentioned in the accompanying literature and program of the project.
- If you allow us to do so, we will keep you updated with the process of the project (and only this project) via email.
With submitting your story you agree to us using it for devising an art project that will be performed on stage to different audiences. We might merge different stories and alter them according to the needs of the project.