Reflective paper, wood, other materials
2013 Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau (Ottawa, ON)
Nightlight is an interactive installation that engages both light and night. The installation is a large scale desk lamp that requires the viewer's participation to “light it up”. The lamp is covered in reflective paper, but does not cast any light of its own. Instead, it relies on flash photography from a pocket camera or a cellphone to be viewed, making the viewer part of the art making process. The result is an image of a bright, almost alien-like object in the shape of a lamp that hopes to surprise the audience. Because of its large scale the object invites the viewer to take different approaches at documenting the experience.