Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015): "Al principio de los tiempos, la tierra y el cielo estaban a oscuras. Sólo noche había.Cuando la primera mujer y el primer hombre emergieron de las aguas del lago Titicaca, nació el sol. El sol fue inventado por Viracocha, el dios de dioses, para que el hombre y la mujer pudieran verse." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rygqfWagvhQ

MySelf: "Stage Lighting reveals action from the dark - the famous Black Box, and Architectural Lighting on the opposite, relating itself with daylight, so a possible White Box”

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Thomas Young (1773-1829): "The experiments I am about to relate ... may be repeated with great ease, whenever the sun shines, and without any other apparatus than is at hand to every one."

Monday, January 19, 2015

Niels Bohr: "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Syd Mead: "I've called science fiction 'reality ahead of schedule."

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ahmed Zewail (Nobel Prize 1999) “Civilization would not exist without light; light from our Sun and light from the focused and coherent lasers which now have become an important part of our daily lives. The International Year of Light will surely raise awareness of these powerful discoveries and their present wide-ranging, light-based technologies which are significant contributors to the world market. As importantly, the International Year of Light will inspire future discoveries and applications for one of the most important element of our existence: light. “
John Maher (Nobel Prize 2006) “Light gives us life through photosynthesis, lets us see back in time towards that cosmic big bang, and helps us communicate with the other sentient beings here on Earth. The optics and photonics technologies developed for space exploration have rendered many valuable spin-off applications in everyday life.”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

(Photo: Helmut Newton "La Princesse de la Nuit, Prague, 1988)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Dear Nobel Prize Academy, With all due respect, after four years research on LED and Lighting I haven't come across with a single light source that saves energy. Besides the cancer potential of the blue-hazard, the invention is revolutionary. Thank you. _______________""The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"."" _______________ http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2014/

Monday, September 15, 2014

..........Avzar Melchik, Bağlılık ('Dependence'): "But what if light and shade should be reversed? If you press the switch then, will you turn the darkness on?"

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

.........Charles Darwin (July 3rd 1881) : "I consider it a fortunate event for science, that a man like yourself, who is not content merely to collect and describe species belonging to various neglected groups (though this is good and valuable work), but looks to philosophical questions, should inhabit a group of oceanic islands. You have a splendid field for observation, and I do not doubt that your researches will be very valuable."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Codice Matritense: "Cuando aun era de noche, Cuando aun no había dia, Cuando aun no había luz, Se reunieron. Se convocaron los dioses, Alla en Teotihuacan."

Sir Edward Grey: "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time" (British Foreign Secretary in 1914)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

(Location: Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City DF) http://www.casaluisbarragan.org/ Inaccurately, often Luis Barragán is referred as the architect of colors. In fact, his architecture was about light and how that revealed space and pigmented colors.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Salvador Dali: "De ninguna manera volveré a México. No soporto estar en un país más surrealista que mis pinturas."

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Luc Tuymans : "If you look outside (Antwerp) there's a very specific light, which is typical in the region. It's very grey but has a luminiscence to it which is particular - and that of course shapes your work. "

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

René Magrtte: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe"

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

(Location: Kuala Lumpur, at dawn)

Friday, April 11, 2014

An homage to Rudi Stern (1936-2006)..Location: Stockholm

Friday, March 07, 2014

...... (Location:Itamaraty Palace, Brasilia DF, Brasil) ..Let there be Sodium!.. (Lighting Design by Peter Gasper Associates, 2005. The green color is temporary as public buildings are tinted with Brasil's national flag colors: Green and Yellow)

Friday, February 07, 2014

Erwin Schrödinger: "The sensation of color cannot be accounted for by the physicist's objective picture of light-waves. Could the physiologist account for it, if he had fuller knowledge than he has of the processes in the retina and the nervous processes set up by them in the optical nerve bundles and in the brain? I do not think so."

Friday, January 24, 2014

..........(Movie Frame: Gaslight, 1944) "The term "gaslighting" has been used colloquially since at least the 1970s to describe efforts to manipulate someone's sense of reality."

Friday, November 15, 2013

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(Location: Berlin Philharmoniker)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Une hommage au Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788-1827)

Jean Rosenthal: "Collaboration is a beautiful world, or was until debased by the Nazis."

Friday, October 25, 2013

Banksy: "I don't read what I believe in the papers." http://www.banksy.co.uk/

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

António Damásio: "It has always fascinated me the moment of penetrating the light, the precise moment when, sitting in the audience, we see the opening of front stage door and an interpreter steps into the light which illuminates stage and public; or, observing this event from the perspective of the interpreter, the precise moment when, while waiting in total darkness, watches this front stage door opening, and steps forward into the light."

Martin Luther King Jr. : "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Jennifer Tipton : “It’s very peculiar how human beings sort of just accept light as a given, and so don’t notice it.”

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

(Location: 5th Ave - 23rd St, NYC)

Monday, September 23, 2013

George Gershwin/ Ira Gershwin: "It ain't necessarily so."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Anatole France (Ode à la Lumière): "Par toi sont les couleurs et les formes divines, Par toi tout ce que nous aimons."

Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Saturday, August 03, 2013

Guerra Junqueiro: "Oração à Luz", 1904 ............ Virgem ígnea das sete cores, Tôda abrasada d'esplendores, Mãe dos heróis e mãe das flores, Luz! Fiat harmónico e jocundo, Verbo diáfano e profundo, Alma do sol, corpo do mundo, Luz!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Une Servant - Sentinelle - Ghost Light

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Milan Kundera: "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

Thursday, July 04, 2013

MySelf: “People reflect about light as much as fish reflect about water.”

Friday, June 21, 2013

Marie Curie (1867-1934): "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

François Morellet, 1993

Monday, May 27, 2013

(Location: Brussels, Stage for Demolition Inc., Marcelo Evelin) Performance: "De repente fica tudo preto de gente."

(Location: Magritte Museum, Brussels)

Friday, May 17, 2013

(Location: Konstfack, Stockholm)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

(Movie Frame: Creature from the Black Lagoon) ... ... ... ... Baudrillard: "Obscenity begins when there is no more spectacle, no more stage, no more theatre, no more illusion, when everything becomes immediately transparent, visible, exposed in the raw and inexorable light of information and communication . ... It is no longer the obscenity of the hidden, the repressed, the obscure, but that of the visible, the all-too-visible, the more-visible-than-visible."