WIL Entertainment Talks & Interviews
Akari Lisa IshiiJapan // I.C.O.N. 1668188640
Yanina KovalevskaPoland, Ukraine // PR MUSIC 1668188340
Briony BerningUK // Ambersphere Solutions 1668188100
Cristina MartinezBelgium // ACTLD 1668187260
Emily BorntUSA // Lighting Entertainment and Production Services 1668186660
Sophie BlondeauCanada // Pix Mob 1687197000
Solveig BuslerGermany // Schick Snack Systems 1687196880
Raquel RosildeteGermany 1687196820
Emma WoolfUK // Osram 1687196700
Daksha SuryavamshiGermany // Tranzept 1687196520
Chiara LollGermany // Rigging Plus 1687196400
Amy D. LuxUSA // LoboLux Design 1687196280
Ghada DwaikEgypt // GD Lighting Design 1687195740
Celine RoyerUSA 1671267000
Sooner RouthierUSA // Sooner Rae Creative 1649350680
Emmanuelle Gigi PedronUSA // Gigilights 1649350080
Mildred MoyoZimbabwe // Phenomenal Lighting and Power Solutions 1631498400
Megumi YatabeJapan // Nippon Television Network Corporation 1631498400
Anne MilitelloUSA // Vortex Lighting 1631498400
Aideen MaloneDesigner, Entertainment // UK 1682612760
Eliza AlexandropoulouDesigner, Entertainment, Artist // Greece 1681851360
Mary J. VarherDesigner, Entertainment, Artist, Blogger, Educator, Engineer // México 1675186020
Karla LopezDesigner, Entertainment, Artist, Director, Engineer, Producer // México 1668319860
Carrie HeislerEntertainment // USA 1664553480
Christina ThanasoulaDesigner, Entertainment // Greece 1574938860
"50/50 proposes a conceptual approach to the WIL project through a genderless and symmetrical corporeal light. In this light art piece, we addressed the 50/50 concept proposed by WIL, which expresses the search for gender parity and equal working conditions in the lighting industry. As it is in heaven, it is on earth, as it is above, so it is below. This symmetry places us in an infinite space where all parts are essential to generate harmony. The work begins as a prism of light, which will slowly break its original shape to show us its different facets, shapes, and colors.
The intersection between the different beams of light, as WIL does, invites us to create different meeting points. As when all the women lighting designers of the world united, when we are together, we are a solid alliance, only possible from the sum of the unique characteristics of each one, with its particularities and facets. 50/50 is a work that inhabits virtual space as well as physical space. It is a piece of virtual Light Art to be seen on devices. Although the work is currently designed to generate an audiovisual record for social networks, in the future, it may be physically staged in the future.
The 50/50 staging was designed and created in the Ayrton Digital Lighting demo room in Paris and created specifically to use the MagicBlade-FX luminaire, making the most of its lighting possibilities. The MagicBlade-FX's were placed forming a prism of light from which the different moments of the piece were built. This prism represents the union between the four main actors that take part in the lighting industry: designers, suppliers, collaborators, and clients/audience."
Design: Sophya Acosta and Luciana Suppicich for Sophya Acosta Lighting Design Studio
Control and programming: GrandMA2 Martín Fernandez Paponi
Collaboration: Women in Lighting Argentina, Lía Bianchi.
Luminaire/Execution: MagicBlade-FX by Ayrton Digital Lighting
Pioneers of Light: a History of Women in Lighting Design
In this program, veteran lighting designers Anne Militello and Beverly Emmons discuss the history of the female pioneers who blazed new trails to create the field of lighting design. Learn more about influential designers you have heard about, and discover some you may not have.