@ the speed of light - an interactive installation of self developing photograms - © Lloyd Godman 2002
As part of @ the Speed of Light, Godman waited until near the end of
the installation, when images had formed on the photo paper, and instead
of the traditional exhibition opening, he invited an audience to a closing.
At this with accompanying sound by Trevor Coleman, he undertook a performance
where the photo paper was taken down and fixed.
pursue the expanding frontier of the digital galaxy, we should never forget
light, the phenomena that haunted the inventors, that inspired the innovators
of the medium, we should never forget the phenomena that drives life on
At the speed
of light is a continuation of experiments with plants, photosynthesis
and photograms, it is a progression form an earlier work Disturbance
in the Field, in 2001 at the Otago Polytechnic School of Art Foyer
Gallery by Lloyd Godman.
These images document
the @ the Speed of Light performance, 6pm Nov 19,
2002 at the Blue Oyster Gallery. The lighting in the space was
set with a strange mix of projectors, computer monitors, sodium
vapour safe lights, ultraviolet and daylight and was quite dim.
accompany the exhibition, Trevor Coleman, who had previously collaborated
with Godman in 1984 on the Last
Rivers Song project composed a soundscape that played
continuously during the installation.