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dc.contributor.author Day, MB
dc.contributor.author Gibson, RJ
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:03:28Z
dc.identifier.citation DAB Gallery
dc.identifier.other K1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12196
dc.description.abstract Background Photographic exhibitions traditionally show works on white walls with evenly distributed lighting, with emphasis on the works, not the surrounding environment. `Written with darkness was an exhibition of a selection of photographs that had darkness as their primary subject, theme or technique. The design of the display attempted to reinforce these ideas by using black walls, accurately focused lighting and preprogrammed dimming in selected areas that only turned on for a limited time Contribution We were interested in how viewers would react when they were forced to look at the works in an unexpected way would they question how they saw and perhaps even how the photographers saw how their subjects were lit? The photographs emerged from the darkness (rather like an image gradually appears in the chemicals in the photographers darkroom) and then faded back into the darkness. Viewers had to wait some time if they wanted to see the same work again or they could move on to the next work that became illuminated. To our knowledge this type of display had not been attempted before. Significance The exhibition had hundreds of visitors and scores of them recorded their reactions. Comments were either enthusiastic about how stimulating the technique was or outraged that they had been forced to view in a controlled way. Many thought it was disrespectful to the artists but in fact all artists had agreed and approved of the result. The exhibition was widely reviewed in the newspapers and specialist press, with equally split opinions.
dc.subject Lighting, sound, installation, exhibition, photography
dc.subject Lighting, sound, installation, exhibition, photography
dc.title Written With Darkness
dc.parent DAB Gallery
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation DAB Gallery en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1203 Design Practice and Management
dc.for 120302 Design Innovation
dc.personcode 040015 en_US
dc.personcode 880027 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Innovation en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity 20041012 en_US
dc.date.activity 2004-10-12
dc.location.activity DAB GAllery en_US
dc.location.activity DAB GAllery
dc.description.keywords Lighting, sound, installation, exhibition, photography en_US
dc.description.keywords Lighting, sound, installation, exhibition, photography
dc.staffid 880027 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Creative Practices Group
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design


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