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The Light Machine

The Light Machine / 2015-16 / as part of Matheson Marcault

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The Light Machine is an invitation to create an artwork on an overhead projector, working with cutouts, acetate, physical objects and the players’ own bodies. Players begin by drawing a card which gives them a title for their artwork; they then prepare an image out of both readymade and handcut objects and patterns, and eventually place it onto an overhead projector where it’s projected onto a wall. They are then able to position fabrics, draperies and even themselves in front of the projection before it is documented and added to a growing gallery of work.

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The Light Machine was originally commissioned by the Barbican for their Serious Play weekend. It has also run twice at Discover Story Centre events. Pictures here are copyright Susana Sanroman.