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Bruce Munro

(60 mins) HDTV

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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.”
Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post

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Seahill Press, USA




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