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Lightspace.London 2015

When: 18th – 19th November
Where: London Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Lighting director Colin Ball is one of the speakers at this year’s Lightspace, presenting Sacred Light: Religion, Light and Architecture at 12.40 pm on the first day of the event. He will explore how religious buildings of all faiths have used the medium of light for their message and how the lighting in a secular world can also reveal what is sacred.

Colin has developed a series of lectures studying the relationship between space and mind through light, entitled Sacred Light, and earlier this month he presented at IALD Enlighten Americas in Baltimore under the heading Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae. The title is from the published studies of light by Athanasius Kircher, a Jesuit priest in 17th century Rome, and Colin addressed the need to understand light’s value as a psychological trigger, not just as a mechanistic function of eyesight, and the way that Renaissance philosophers unconsciously projected the inner workings of their minds and belief systems into their studies of alchemy and light. 

Lightspace features two days of presentations from lighting industry experts alongside a curated exhibition featuring innovations from the leading lighting marques and is co-located with LuxLive 2015, Europe’s largest annual lighting show.