Our cover story this month concerns Frameless, a new immersive art gallery in London where none of the actual, original artwork is present, but digital versions of them explode on every surface of the venue. Phil Ward embraces the experience for his report, detailing the careful planning of projection, lighting and audio tech placement to ensure a seamless experience for punters.
Also inside, Steve Moles enjoys a joyous, one-off performance by instrumentalists Elephant Sessions at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom. Meanwhile, I report from London’s Riverside Studios on Cages, a contemporary new live production that’s part musical, part film and part live music video.
On the tech front, Simon Allen reviews Autograph’s Signature Series of changeover units; Richard Cadena examines Lightwright power calculations and stage automation specialist Sam Woodward explains automated axes for the second instalment of Set in Motion.
We also report on the recent in-person Women In Lighting event, and attend the 2022 Theatres Trust Conference, with its theme of Theatres Fit For the Future. Plus, we meet the team at UK-based rental specialist CEG, and Rob Halliday discovers how load-cell technology is helping Italian tightrope walker Andrea Loreni take on increasingly ambitious challenges. And, of course, you’ll find all your regular favourites and more inside, too! Enjoy!
Phil Ward visits Frameless, London’s new digital art gallery with soaring AV ambition . . .
Steve Moles reports from Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom as Elephant Sessions stage a special, one-off show . . .
Claire Beeson reports from London’s Riverside Studios on the new musical embracing holographic technology and mixed-media influences . . .
Simon Allen discovers what’s new in Autograph’s Signature Series of changeover units . . .
Rob Halliday discovers how load cell technology has helped tightrope walker Andrea Loreni reach new heights . . .
Claire Beeson reports from the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith on the Theatres Trust Conference 2022 . . .
Post-pandemic, UK equipment rental company CEG is looking forward with a rethought, restructured and refined business operation. LSi reports . . .
This October saw the first in-person Women in Lighting Sessions event, hosted at Ayrton’s Paris HQ. LSi reports . . .
A roundup of the latest product releases and developments . . .
NEXT ISSUE*: Live: Elephant Sessions • Theatre: Cages • Company Profile: CEG Rental • Tech: Autograph's Signature Series • Plus all of your regular favourites . . .
*Subject to change