Presentation on theme: "Light Painting World Alliance (LPWA) is an international, self-juried guild of established and emerging professional light painting artists. The LPWA’s."— Presentation transcript:
Light Painting World Alliance (LPWA) is an international, self-juried guild of established and emerging professional light painting artists. The LPWA’s purpose is to promote light painting as an art form as well as to promote the works of artist members. The Alliance proclaimed its Manifesto in 1 December 2011. Since then, hundreds of artists from around the globe have joined LPWA. We have managed 9 international events, including 4 worldwide exhibitions (Moscow 2012, Paris 2013, Oviedo 2014 and Paris 2015), where more than 100 top artists were presented. All LPWA events include educational activities. Our priority is to engage the public with light painting.
The Alliance has provided artistic support to the UNESCO’s International Year Of Light 2015 as Collaborative Partner.Collaborative Partner. We firmly believe that our art form is the most graphically effective way to illustrate the properties of Light. We make the movements of light visible! Our slogan is: “Light is Paint, Night is Canvas”. We highlight the creative potential of light, and in doing so, we are able to give artistic form to the International Year Of Light 2015’s most noble goal, of making the citizens of the world aware of the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. [YIoL news][YIoL news]
Light painting is an artistic photographic technique where light sources are manually applied by photographers to a single long exposure frame. Long exposure photography has been around since the early days of daguerreotypes. Early artistic light painting photographs began to be created in the early 20th century by master artists Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray and Picasso. Since those early days, light painting has evolved to become a genre that is growing in sophistication and popularity across the globe. Light painting artworks are often mistaken for being “photoshopped” due to the surreal and psychedelic effects that are created. While artists use a variety of light sources from simple flashlights, lasers and LED lights to ignited steel wool, electric wire and pyrotechnics to illuminate their photographic composition, they do not use post-processing software to add to their photographs in any way.
LPWA light painting world exhibitions are always presented “screen” style: artworks are shown in the manner in which they were born – as shining stream of photons on plasma screen monitors. This provides a very unique and modern energy, and is the most pure form of the light painting artworks. Each monitor contains a slide show of 10 images – all together they create a stunning impression of an infinite light universe. In addition to its artistic merit, this exhibition model has a number of advantages: no cost of printing items, no cost for transportation and storage of printed images, no risk of unauthorized distribution of images, monitors can reduce the need for the use of larger exhibition spaces.
Educational activities usually include: Master classes and workshops A live light painting photo-booth, where visitors can have a personal light painting portrait taken, and even create their own light paintings. Historical lecture, “How it Began”, discussing the origins of light painting [article][article]
Entertainment activities usually include: A live light painting show on-stage; a combination of choreography and real time light painting projected onto a wall A collection of light painting animation projects, also presented on monitors Various massive light painting flash mobs Various light painting contests conducted during the current event All activities are open to all.
Some photos from previous LPWA exhibitions: Moscow 2012, Central House of Artists, September 29 – October 1. This event attracted more than 7000 visitors, and included a photo-booth.
Some photos from previous LPWA exhibitions: Paris 2013, Espace Pierre Cardin, December 14 – 15. This event attracted more than 3000 visitors. Activities included: a live light painting show, photo-booth, a massive light painting flash mob, historical lecture and animation show.
Some photos from previous LPWA exhibitions: Oviedo 2014, Auditorio Palacio de Congresos Príncipe Felipe de Oviedo, July 4 – 13. This event attracted more than 4500 visitors. Activities included: live light painting shows, master classes, workshops, round table, photo-booth, a massive light painting flash mob, historical lecture, animation show and a premiere presentation of various light painting techniques.
Some photos from previous LPWA exhibitions: Paris 2015, UNESCO Headquarters, January 19 – 21. This exhibition was made especially for Opening Ceremony of International Year Of Light 2015. More than 2000 VIP guests, exellencies, doctors and Nobel laureates.
Some photos from previous LPWA special events: Hong Kong 2014, New Town Plaza, August 8 – 31. This event attracted more than 10000 visitors. Activities included: a live light painting show, animation master class, workshops and photo-booth.
LPWA statistics: Biggest world data base of light painting artists 47 countries 431 registered members 70 local representatives in 30 countries More than 15 000 followers in origin and associated social networks Quick connection with all members via subscribe newsletters Kind relationship between top artists in any collaboration – quick and effective solving of creative tasks
Where could LPWA be helpful? Art, educational and commercial exhibitions / art galleries / museums Festivals of art / music [as artistic support] Opening ceremonies for any kind of events [as artistic support] Massive flash mobs Art schools and colleges [teaching to light painting] Event and advertising agencies [creative goals]
For further information please visit our official web site: Guest page [link]link Gallery (random selection from artist’s profiles) [link]link Closing reports from Moscow, Paris and OviedoMoscowParisOviedo Complete exhibition sets from: Moscow (part one) [link]link Moscow (part two) [link]link Paris (part one) [link]link Paris (part two) [link]link Oviedo (part one) [link]link Oviedo (part two) [link]link Official LPWA videos from Moscow (english, deutsch, francais), Paris (english) and Oviedo (english)englishdeutschfrancaisenglish