Mega Monitors for ASOS pop up
Our latest monitor wall installation has involved a wall of forty television monitors which have been installed in the windows of 11 Rathbone Place. The installation features several sizes which have been stacked to fill the entire window. They are controlled with our bright signs media matrix to enable accurate and controlled media management. The video playback announces the imminent IRL ASOS pop up activation. In store we have also installed stacks of cubes to keep a consistent look.
Higham Hill Signal Box: 150 year celebration
Higham Hill Signal Box is a rare beauty, and celebrated its150 years anniversary. We were asked to light it up with a spot of colour to highlight its unique presence. The coloured lighting was in place for a brief period, and then changed to a simple white scheme. Just enough to bring the box to life again!
"We can hardly find words for how happy we all were with last night’s show. We only wish we could have abandoned our posts a little more regularly to just sit and experience it all. It was exactly the kind of change we were wishing for. Beautiful, hypnotic, exciting and kind of calming at the same time (as compared to all those explosions). And the both of you have been such a joy to collaborate with. Thank you for all the time and energy you devoted to this adventure. We are so grateful. And look forward to more!"
Lori and Laura
Sylvie Fleury at Spruth Magers
Our ability to source and problem solve older technologies sometimes takes us to interesting places. In this instance we brought together a set of working domestic television monitors to recreate a work by the artist Sylvie Fleury from the Nineties. The piece is a wry curation of supermodel workout videos which heavily feature Cindy Crawford. The monitors are scattered and stacked with cables trailing and the relentless soundtrack of 90's clubland echos over the optimism and positivity of the world of 'Lean Routine or How to Lose 30 Pounds in Under 3 weeks'
Tree Circle Cinema
This has become an annual community event that we enjoy being involved in. Tree Circle Cinema is an outdoor cinema under a circle of trees in Clapton. Families gather and there's always a great film to watch.
The Orb at Electric Brixton
The Orb's Further Adventures Live 2016 - it was a while ago but this image popped up and its still fresh! The effect which is known as the Bllx or Bollox effect was originated by Brendan who used mesh 'harvested' from the innards of TV sets to create this cassette effect. If you start looking you will find dots and spots throughout our work.
This simple installation demanded a high attention to detail in order to elevate the projected pieces for Menelaos Karamaghiolis 'A Bird in Search of a Cage' at Rodeo Gallery. The gallery is a perfect projection space as it has no natural light. We provided calculations and specifications for our installation ensuring that every element of this show was spot on.
Body Talks Movement
We have been working closely with the choreographer and artist Hattie Worboys to enable her latest work to become a six screen projection piece. This picture shows a dual screen test which happened in our studio and was designed to see how the 'characters' interact. We then went on to design and install a six screen projection arena 'in the round' at Iklectik. The audience are surrounded by the projections and the piece is co-ordinated from one screen to the next to create an 'immersive' experience.
Our latest acquisition - Panasonic VideoWall!
We now have twelve of these monitors which means there is now the scope to make all sorts of things happen on a fine looking video wall. This pic is of nine being used as a backdrop for a video shoot. Got a project that needs a video wall? Get in touch!
Scratch Loop Animation Workshop
A day of concentration, learning, making, sharing, splicing, looping, scratching, painting and some laughter. If you missed the tickets this time around just keep ’em peeled on Insta or Eventbrite where we will advertise the next round some time in 2023
Liquid Light for the Digital Age Workshop
Our first Liquid Light workshop took place in our studio in February. With OHP's, light pads, inks and dyes we tripped the light fantastic with six enthusiastic participants. Due to popular demand we have organised another workshop for March.
Stairwell to Heaven
Seven floors of colour changing temporary lighting in a stairwell....
Memories of Touch, Steven Geddes
We invited artist Steven Geddes to use our project space to create an exhibition of works that he had created during lockdown. Memories of Touch explored loneliness and isolation through the medium of porcelain and was open by invitation for a week in August 2021. Pieces were lit with dramatic shadow and touches of colour.
We sucessfully completed our first test shoot yesterday with Morgan White. The shoot was a a series of Karate forms using an experimental and collaborative approach to lighting. We started with dramatic pools of light and then moved on to use 35mm slides, reflected water and strobe effects.
For the last 25 years we have been taking a bus-mans holiday to a perfect corner of Cornwall to perform outdoor projections for a very small but culturally important festival where the combination of live music, dj's, performers and poets is an annual joy and surprise.
Our hireable AV studio is nearly ready!
2020 has been the most interesting year (!) and one of the outcomes has been to use funds from the Culture Recovery Fund to turn part of our studio into a hireable photographic shoot space. It comes with a rare combination of, our technical skills, our kit and our visual skills. If you are interested in discussing our rates please give us a call on 0208 806 3994 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here for Culture
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the recent round
of the Culture Recovery Fund. The fund is administered by Arts Council England and aims to
financially support cultural organisations in these trying times.
More news about our plans for the next few months will appear here soon!
Ryan Driscoll, Holst
One of our first projects as lockdowns lifted was to light these beautiful paintings by Ryan Driscoll for Soft Opening. Each piece was lit with a tightly focussed beam, precisely trimmed to the edges of the canvas creating. The gallery lighting was kept to minimal levels creating a quiet encironment that allowed the paintings to clearly punctuate the space.
Darc Awards 2020
We are very pleased to have been shortlisted for the Darc Awards 2020!
'Lark' has been shortlisted for a lighting design award in the Art:Low budget category. It's in good company with some great international projects that have completed in 2020.
Making Places and Walthamforest Council commissioned us to complete a lighting and sound installation in Larkshall Underpass, Chingford - it has now has completed! This grey and dimly lit underpass was previously a place that you might avoid. With the use of birdsong and a sunset/sunrise lighting it has now been uplifted. The lighting is programmed to gently fade through cycles of colour whilst bursts of birdsong play out intermittently throughout the day. The commission will be in place for the next five years.
Light Up Leytonstone!
A lovely collaboration with our friends at Greenaway and Greenaway to supply, produce and install pop up projections in a few empty shops on Leytonstone High Road. The shops are lit on Fridays and Saturdays in December 2020 as part of Walthamforest Council's incentive to bring life and joy into Leytonstone Town Centre this Christmas.
SUTR at Geffrye Museum
Hackney Stand Up to Racism held a protest outside the newly renamed Museum of the Home, protesting against the retention of slaver Robert Geffrye’s statue on the front of the building. We helped raise awareness with a fly-by projection on the front of the building! The protest was very well attended with reporters jostling for a position in front of the gates to get a shot of the projection.
Rare Disco in the Wild
Our Clay Paky Astrospider had such a great trip around the UK for the filming of Whitesand Bay for
Metronomy. Such a simple and elegant idea from our friends and collaborators Sam Davies and Tom Andrew. Beautifully shot and edited it makes complete sense!
Making Places Commission for Waltham Forest
We are very pleased to announce that Waltham Forest have announced our proposal as one of the five winning commissions as part of the recent Making Places Open Call. Watch this space - we will be installing this sound and light installation throughout 2020!
Leytonstone Loves Film
We worked closely with the Barbican to manage the content preparation, technical set up and operation of an ambitious film festival. We wrangled over one hundred films in numerous formats for seven different venues across the three days of the festival. It was a weekend of diverse films in diverse venues in the heart of Leytonstone and our job was to make sure that each show was a smooth and seamless audience experience.
Our highlights for the weekend were John Smiths talk, Eithne Nightingale's s Ugwumpiti and Agnes Varda The Gleaners and I.
Imelda May at Latitude 2019
We worked with Luke Losey to create darkness and light. Using synchronised slide projectors and low level atmospheric lighting Imelda May's performance 'Hallowed' was an experimental return to her love of performance poetry. Strobe lights and lamp drops animated overhead raven silhouettes to create a dramatic shadow play.
Groundtruth - lighting design for ethical bag launch
The brief was Arctic colour which we achieved with a 45m continuous horizontal line of pulsing Polar blues. The products were hung from a recycled perspex sculptural chandelier which we lit to maximise edge glow. The bags were highlighted with simple spots.
Landmark Projections for Thom Yorke
We pulled off a series of monumental projections on Central London landmarks for the launch of Thom Yorke's new solo album. Projections at Marble Arch, Big Ben and Tate Modern asked the viewer "Do you have trouble remembering your dreams?" and "You’re deep in a surreal world where you can be anybody you like, where you can do anything. And then when you wake up, the dream fades. It’s gone, or is it?" "Just call the number.”
Moon and Stars May 2019
We designed Super Moon projections with a starscape created with our Clay Paky Astroraggis for this recent event. This is what our client had to say about it: "A huge thank you to @insightlighting for understanding what I wanted and being such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you guys enough. You made it look so magical 🌜🔮 we will be recommending you to everybody"
Behind the scenes - Wallpaper Magazine
We thought this was a great shot of what actually happens behind the scenes at a high end furniture shoot! We provided photographer Thomas Brown with some large scale projections to bounce off some very shiny surfaces as part of the scenography for his furniture shoot for Wallpaper magazine. Check out the final shots in the February 2019 edition.
A February wedding at Core Clapton
What a great space for a wedding! This barrel ceilinged space in Clapton is bright white and looked amazing with the sun streaming though the windows. The couple were particularly lucky with the weather, and were over the moon with this simple but elegant festoon treatment.
Follow our RGB stories on Twitter
We use light in a number of ways to define the spaces that we work in - sometimes to describe edges or planes, but sometimes we like to talk about atmosphere. In this example the space is flooded with blue...We have shared a few different examples of our RGB environments on our twitter feed.
Dec 2018 - A successful wedding in Hackney!
We were so happy to hear that the New Years' wedding had been a great success. This crowd surfing shot not only shows our kit off rather well (festoon lighting, mirrorball and pinspots) but also shows what a wonderful time everyone was having!
If you are planning a wedding in the near future and would like to discuss how we can help you then please give us a call or send an email and we would be happy to discuss your ideas and work within your budget.
Rare Disco - Christmas Party
We were delighted to be invited to design and install an architects' Christmas party for the third year running. From our Rare Disco hire stock we used the Clay Paky Astro Spider and Fabtronics Harvester. We used festoon lighting in vertical drops, Encapsulite Sticklites, Martin Rainbow, Mode Arcline, Prolights Lumipix8h Battens, Unique2 Hazer, Slides and Solars. The sequencing is the fun bit.