Prague Quadrennial 2015

  Space Music Weather Politics ... What exactly does Food have to do with a Maker Space?

 

Space Music Weather Politics ... What exactly does Food have to do with a Maker Space?

LIGHTBOX PQ History:

I have had the pleasure of attending the PQ twice before in '03 and '11.  Michael Ramsuer brought my brother and I here for the Scenofest Stage with LIGHTBOX2; in '07, one of our associate designers, Ben Tevelow, brought our little fiber optic kits to light the Tower of Babel; in '11 I did workshops at the Lighting Commissions sessions.  Each experience was impactful to me as a scenographer, educator and LIGHTBOX collaborator. This time it is a whole new experience. 

My friendship with #Gantom lighting has blossomed in to a partnership. We are now in Prague with seven brand new ModelBOX frames and a line of little lights that are all LED fixtures. This has many ramifications, the greatest of which is power: a lot less of it is needed to give designers dimmer/channel control with little lights hung in scale-relative positions. This is Eco-responsible and cheaper. Win win for all of our collaborators. 

This year the festival seems eclectic. We are thrilled to be a part of it. 

 

LIGHTBOX on a boat in the Vlatava River:

At #pq2015 there have already been many wonderful opportunities. One of the best is a slot this coming Friday afternoon to have 5 #Gantom #LIGHTBOX systems on a sweet party boat just south of Collorado-Mansfeldsky on the banks near Rašínovo nábřeží 42, in between Palackého bridge and Želeniční bridge. We will discuss the history and development of our products and make sure there is time for you to play with a LIGHTBOX wIth all of the new Gantom LED fixtures, #ETCnomad and #luminaire control consoles. Please join us if you are in Prague Friday and if you are not please repost this invite so that anyone you know in PQ might see it. Thank you to Henk van der Geest and #lightspot at PQ!

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OPENING NIGHT: 

Now things are really rolling!!!  Our second intern Sarah Schwartz arrived from Oregon and Landin Fusman, #Gantom 's Marketing Director extroidinare are both in Prague now and we hopped from one champagne party to another. From the U.S. NATIONAL EXHIBIT to the Kasekstan student exhibit, Gantom fixtures were employed beautifully and we got to spend time with some wonderful old friends. 

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This is a room of chairs (the iconic image of this year's festival). I particularly enjoy the projection directly on the gorgeous wall of the Collorado-Mansfeldsky Palace where the opening press conference was held.  

This is a room of chairs (the iconic image of this year's festival). I particularly enjoy the projection directly on the gorgeous wall of the Collorado-Mansfeldsky Palace where the opening press conference was held.