As an animated interactive projection, “Enlightened 2.0” relates to the Festival Theme of Cocoon through the concept of existential contemplation, specifically relating to the individual. How does self-image relate to the authentic self? How does light itself determine one’s perceived reality, and what is the impact of that when applied to one’s own existence?
This artwork invites the audience to step into the kiosk and face themself under a different light. Symbolically it is like stepping into a cocoon to contemplate self-perception. We ask the audience to give the artwork a few moments of their attention while a sequence of lights transforms their appearance. When the sequence has ended, and the lights have stopped emerge to see yourself in the context of the city.
Reanna Niceforo is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto. Her work spans from jewelry to interactive installations, with many creative projects in-between. She has exhibited locally in a number of galleries, festivals and boutiques. She has permanent artwork on display in Toronto's Liberty Village and has explored sound art through an installation for Nuit Blanche. Together they are a dynamic team that has received international recognition for their unique approach to interactive light art.
Phil Sutherland is a photographer and owner of Revprint Studio’s Toronto, he has an extensive background in the production and facilitation of large format commercial installations. He is the founder and creative force behind The West Toronto Photography Group, where he shares his love of photography and lighting with the community. Together they are a dynamic team that has received international recognition for their unique approach to interactive light art.