Peter Rogina & Eileen Cohen were honored to be chosen as the light artist projectionists for the Opening Ceremonies of the United Nations International Year of Light in NYC in January 2015.
“Shuffled Light” was created by “shuffling” various segments from five (5) light art pieces shown in 2014. New light was also added and, of course, the ways in which the various segments and numerous layers play together with each other were all re-edited, and in many cases, re-timed.
Two types of light are featured. First is simple reflected light (reflected once off ink drops directly into the camera – these segments were initially included in our second Cotton Club show that happened on the UN Int’l Day of Water). The reflected ink colors and patterns are intermingled with purely transmitted light. That is, the light left the source and went directly into the camera where it was recorded on the sensor, hitting nothing on its journey from source to sensor. No digital manipulation occurred on any light, so all the colors, saturation levels, etc, are directly as recorded by the camera.