“Lumensentient Projections” is a live performance in which light is the performer, as much as the musician and the dancer, and the stage is any surface such as a facade, dome or bridge. Light is embodied in drops of transparent dyes which travel through a clear and viscous liquid body. As these drops of light _ow and dissolve into each other, audience members are led to an almost transcendental experience through the light’s organic movement. Lumensentient Projections lends a sense of peace to most citizens who witness it, allowing them an opportunity to stay in the moment and explore the depth of that moment. They cannot be completely domesticated or harnessed as no light painting can ever be duplicated or completely directed or controlled as they are performed in the moment. The fact that the dance of the drops can be conducted but not choreographed overlaps with improvised nature of dance and music, unguessable nature of human being. As the liquid lights are conducted by the breath of the artists Edmond Deraedt and Tuce Yasak, the walls of the interiors start to breath and move and dance. Dancer Nikki Holck becomes one with the liquid lights and so with the architecture. As liquid lights move, musician John Maiorino responds with his improvisations that he creates via a large spectrum of instruments. The dancer responds the lights and music via her movement. The light artists responds to the movement of the dancer and the sound via their breath; and the light drops respond to the breath, the core of being, via laws of nature.
Lumensentient Projections was performed as a part of LAMP urban light festival in New Haven, CT in October 2013, and MassBliss Festival in Great Barrington, MA in July 2015.
Also featuring Belinda He besides John Maiorino and myself, photographed by Edmond Deraedt, Lumensentient Projections, in the form of transparent postcards, attended Gutai Card Box project as a part Gutai: Playground exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, NYC in February 2013.