I was given the challenge of animating light, light which itself moved through the space, free of a shell. Neither intelligent lighting fixtures or actor-manipulated fixtures were the desired effect. I took a standard ceiling fan, and painted concentric stripes on the blades with a very luminescent paint. Using ultraviolet fixtures which did not interact with the immense white walls of the venue, nor the white costumes; the blades alone took on luminosity.

The images are in no way “long exposure photographs.” The blades rotated at such a rapid rate that no imperfections were perceived by the human eye.