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Friday, August 10, 2007

Light in August

Michael Somoroff's "Illumination" at BravinLee programs is like a planetarium visit for grown-ups. Walking through this darken maze of light shows, video projection, and computer-generated imagery, the viewer enters Plato's Cave and a mosque's interior. The 360-degree rotation inside the mosque as daylight streams through a high opened window is the exhibit's standout. Using multiple curved screens, Somoroff creates the sensation that the viewer is spinning around the mosque's interior. This hallucinatory trip is accompanied by a "2001"-like soundtrack of bells, chimes, and low drones. This exhibit is nice little transport to other worlds on a hot summer day. (Image via