Lumia: The Art of Light
Location: UrbanGlass in Fort Greene
Glass has always been known as a magical material, a super-cooled liquid known for its transparency and ability to conduct light.
This lecture and demonstration event will feature Brooklyn-based artist Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, who works at the intersection of art and technology. The talk will include experiments and inspirations for his latest work, an investigation into Lumia; compositions of light refractions generated by sending high intensity light through glass. Beginning with digital designs and CNC milled graphite molds, multiple glass castings are assembled to create geometric solid forms for light to interact with.
Fred Kahl, a.k.a. the Great Fredini, is an artist, designer, magician, sword swallower, and inventor who uses technology, imagination, and play to create experiences invoking magic and wonder. A TED Resident and 2018 resident at Corning Museum and Tacoma Museum of Glass, Fred is a graduate of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and former Executive Creative Director at New York’s seminal interactive design studio Funny Garbage. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts MFA Design Program and Pilchuck Glass School. Whether he is building a virtual reality time machine, inventing a 3D scanning portrait studio, swallowing swords or 3D printing artwork, there is a spirit of curiosity and wonder to everything he creates. His work has won numerous awards and garnered international press in The Atlantic, Time Magazine, and The New York Times, among others.Buy tickets/get more info now