MFA Lighting Students Take Light Space Art Installation to Light + Building Exposition in Frankfurt

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Students test “Spot the Change” mock up in SCE’s Light and Energy Lab. Photo: Parsons

Two students from the MFA Lighting Program, Erin Werner and Michael Hawkins, will present the lighting installation “Spot the Change” at the Light + Building exposition in Frankfurt, which opens March 30.  “Spot the Change” began last fall as part of  Assistant Professor Glenn Shrum’s Light Space Art studio, in which the class worked in teams to develop a series of proposals exploring the variable perception of object color under white light using LED technologies from Xicato.  By the end of the fall semester, the proposal “Spot the Change” was selected for further development as a full-scale immersive environment. “Spot the Change” features multicolored, interactive spots distributed throughout a dedicated space within the Xicato display at Light + Building. By touching these spots, participants activate a series of light changes specifically calibrated to the colors of the immersive environment. For example, pink and red spots appear the same color in one lighting condition but look different under another.