"Luminauts" was funded by an American Film Institute/National Endowment for the Arts Grant. Historically, the concept of the film is rooted in Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering photography of human motion using stop-action. LUMINAUTS is a continuation of the study of human motion as revealed through the media of film and neon. Visually the effects in the film are based on portable neon light wands that can be safely carried and manipulated by performers and articulating neon light-suits that are actually worn by the performers. In the film several performers in neon light-suits of various colors wield light wands and interact in a darkened studio to produce choreographed three dimensional volumes of light. -color, sound, 10 minutes, 1982.

"Ignus Ex Machina" was funded by a Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship/National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a California Arts Council Grant. “IGNUS EX MACHINA” (Fire from the Machine) is about machine power and the kinetics of moving light and builds on ideas inspired by the Futurist art movement. The film stage equipment consists of four independently controlled kinetic neon light machines. The machines mechanically rotate neon glass tubes with controls for RPM, direction of rotation, sequencing, and light intensity. Performers wearing black dance tights interact with the kinetic light background to produce remarkable human silhouettes. The combination of the constantly rotating neon light positions distorts the performers silhouettes into elongated and compacted forms. -color, sound, 8 minutes, 1985.

 
 
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