Artistic Licence plays key role in Midwinter
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
artisticA scene from Midwinter by Zinnie Harris, performed at The Lir Academy (photo: Keith Dixon)
UK - Artistic Licence artLynx ethernet gateways have been used to create a key lighting effect in the recent production of Midwinter by Zinnie Harris, at The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
The play - one of three being directed and designed by this year's Master in Fine Art (MFA) graduates as part of Gradfest 2021 - explores the strength of the human condition in the face of extreme circumstances. The set required a versatile Sun/Moon object that could be used to conjure the hour and mood of the scenes, providing a continuous element as the drama progressed.
The MFA designers challenged one of The Lir Academy students to look at pixelmapping a Sun/Moon light object. This involved two artLynx duo gateways to handle the four dedicated universes that were needed to allow for individual pixel control.
Artistic Licence has been official technical partner of The Lir Academy for the past four years, a relationship that has greatly enhanced the practical training available to students.
Regarding the Midwinter production, head of lighting Eve D'Alton enthuses, "We honestly couldn't have done it without these amazing DIN rail Art-Net nodes, so a massive thank you to Artistic Licence. I know the students are so proud of what they've learned and achieved, and such a huge part of that is support from companies like Artistic Licence.”

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