Some glow with soft pulses of color. Some flash like a lightning
storm. Others simply emanate beautiful, shimmering light. British
artist Bruce Munro’s imaginative and innovative installations create a
captivating evening experience for visitors to his “Light” exhibitions
around the world.
This documentary illustrates the artist and designer’s career from
his first ephemeral, outdoor “Field of Light” in Long Knoll Field,
Wiltshire, UK to the the artist’s exhibitions at Eden Project, V&A,
Holbourne Museum, Salisbury Cathedral, and Waddesdon Manor,
and includes his most recent U.S. exhibitions at Cheekwood
Botanical Garden, Nashville, Tennessee; Franklin Park Conservatory,
Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Munro is best known for immersive largescale
mixed-media installations based on his
interest in the medium of light. Recording
ideas and images in sketchbooks has been
his practice for over 30 years; by this means,
he has captured his responses to stimuli such
as music, literature, science, and the world
around him for reference, reflection, and subject
matter. This tendency has been combined
with a liking for components and an inventive
urge for reuse, coupled with career training in
manufacture of light. As a result, Munro produces
both monumental temporary experiential
artworks as well as intimate story-pieces.
“Munro is to fiber optics as Dale Chihuly
is to blown glass and Christo to wrapped fabric.”
The Washington Post
Watch clip here.
Seahill Press, USA