We kicked off the lead-up to SPECTRA - 2016 Aberdeen's Festival of Light on Tuesday night with our Anatomy of Light : DMX and Software Control workshop by renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen. This popular workshop was hosted by the new Anatomy Rooms Studios, who in partnership with SPECTRA 2016, will run a four week course of artist’s professional development with visiting experts teaching skills in DMX, micro-controllers, projection mapping . The enthusiastic audience listened as Ulf discussed his creative process and the practicalities of delivering bespoke artworks often in difficult circumstances, as well as delivering a series of hands on demonstrations in practical lighting with fittings (Pars, Profiles, dimmers), lighting control using DMX, and lighting control using his bespoke software developed by his regular collaborator, programmer and musician Matthew Olden.
Matthew also shared programming advice with the group, gained through an extensive career in the industry. He was joined by Andy Brydon our Director, who offered discussed funding strategy in the Arts.
We were even joined by our regular collaborator light and sound artist Kathy Hinde, who talked us through the first steps of getting involved in Light Art. Kathy will also be running workshops this week as part of SPECTRA 2016 and presenting her installation One Thousand Birds in Marischal Hall throughout the festival.
Watch out for further announcements about workshops and how you can get involved with SPECTRA 2016 on the news pages of our website.
Visit the SPECTRA website to see the full festival programme.