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London | Exhibition & EventJanuary 31, 2013

Healing Art Light

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After having spend one whole month in London, I believe I am starting to have the first s symthoms of  SAD, ( Seasonal affective disorder), also known as  seasonal depression,  a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer, spring or autumn year after year, apparently  a specifier of major depression.

There are many different treatments for classic (winter-based) seasonal affective disorder, including light therapy with sunlight or bright lights, antidepressant medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, ionized-air administration, and carefully timed supplementation of the hormone melatonin. Luckily, I have found mine, The Light Show Exhibition at the Hayworth Gallery in London, opening this week .

- The Light Show - I read on the paper -  explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways. The exhibition showcases artworks created from the 1960s to the present day, including immersive environments, free-standing light sculptures and projections.

The line is very long, most are families with babies and  pale children wearing heavy coats. My backpack, heavy, loaded with a camera, over dressed with coats , scarf, hat, and a block note. I get in at last sleepy and exhausted.

From atmospheric installations to intangible sculptures , I  move around and even through,  experiencing  light in all of its spatial and sensory forms. I browse through Individual artworks exploring different aspects of light such as colour, duration, intensity and projection, as well as perceptual phenomena. The light  addresses architecture, science and film, and do so using a variety of lighting technologies.

I realize that the light has the power to affect our state of mind as well as alter how we perceive the world around us, and Light Show includes some of the most visually stimulating artworks created in recent years. It also includes rare works not seen for decades and re-created specially for the Hayward Gallery. I am staring to feel biss coming through my veins, slowly...very slowly, I watch those small injections of happiness, i dream about a desert land, the sun caressing my skin and a light wind inviting me for a ride through the space.

Light Show features works by 22 artists including David Batchelor, Jim Campbell, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Bill Culbert, Olafur Eliasson, Fischli and Weiss, Dan Flavin, Ceal Floyer, Nancy Holt, Jenny Holzer, Ann Veronica Janssens, Brigitte Kowanz, Anthony McCall, François Morellet, Iván Navarro, Philippe Parreno, Katie Paterson, Conrad Shawcross, James Turrell, Leo Villareal, Doug Wheeler and Cerith Wyn Evans. The exhibition is curated by Dr Cliff Lauson, Hayward Gallery Curator. A must see in London!

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Light Show at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre

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