Let There Be Light

Lyn DiCiero, The West Australian, January 28, 2013

Scattered Light in Kings Park, by renowned US media artist Jim Campbell sees shadowy figures rush across a suspended curtain of up to 2000 light globes. Trained in mathematics and engineering, Campbell filmed commuters at Grand Central Station in New York in an extraordinary marriage of art and science. Festival visual arts program manager Margaret Moore says Campbell breaks up images, fracturing them until he almost explodes the video and builds it up again. "It's like abstracted reality in a way, using technology for poetic means," she says.