Makiko Ito and Marije Nie make an investigation into the world of moving shadows, using active lighting with flashlights. We want to investigate how simple light and shadows can work as spacial and hieroglyphic moving elements in improvisation, by influencing and creating perspective, direction, size, mood, multiplicity, dynamics and so on. Working with simple heavy duty flashlights we can also create low-tech images, shifting landscapes and depth.
Anyone who is interested to light and be lighted can join these sessions.
Shadows. Flattened to two colourless dimensions and fluid form. Multiplied by light, moved by light.
In black and white 2D both humans, instruments and objects loose their object-ive stability and become subjective, mixable, elastic, doubled, fragmented… and unified.. A fascinating aspect of shadows is that it shows the gaze of the be-lighter through the negative image. It invites lively games between be-lighter and be-lighted.
picture Nellie de Boer