Light BOX

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Yup, we’re going to talk about the BOX Art Show all week, because it’s coming this Sat/Sun Nov 16/17.  I stopped by the venue yesterday for a behind-the-scenes look at the lighting rig setup.  Allan and Alex Hoch and their crew have lit the BOX show since it moved out of the hallway in 2010, and they do a helluva good job.

Get to this show!

Click through for a semi-unreasonable number of photos of pre-show setup.  It was a delightful confluence of art, tech, and interesting visuals for me to shoot…

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There’s Allan Hoch on the right.

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The scale of this lighting gig blows my hair back.  Stage lights on the 80-ton crane in foreground.  The other trusses carry lights for the art and space.

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A truckload of gear.  The cables!

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No relation.  That’s probably Darrin Snider’s lid.  I’m a one-r-Darin.

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This launches the missiles controls…

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all the winches (at once) that make this whole gigantic rig move up and down.  It’s low in this photo because they’re mounting the lights and cabling.

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Buy Nye!

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This block is the size of a bar fridge.  Wicked.

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Case envy.

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Alex Hoch, left, and dad Allan, right.

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See: art and tech.  BOX has it all.

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More Evidence of Human Life, as I call it when industrial gear is tagged with very important info… with a marker.

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Genuine behind-the-scenes.

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Like an Erector Set.

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It’s a serious gig when you bring your own transformer.

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More Evidence of Human Life, chalk marks on the floor laying out the lighting plan.

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Hmmm, curious delivery.

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The drawing/paintings in the background seemed to be checking out the lights.

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Cathy Farwell (The BOX Boss), Fatima Garzan (volunteer), Suzanne Luke (Show Curator).  They are *not*, in fact, enveloped in a plasma field; the blue lights on the truss behind them were lit up giving this freaky effect.

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Break!

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Alex.

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Some visuals.

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Snacks!

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The plan.

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Brought the 105mm macro lens to properly shoot the plasma cutter blow-through.

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The Blue Period.

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Ok, so get connected (ahem, photo, pun,…) with BOX this weekend.  The show is free-no-pay and runs 1pm-4pm both Saturday and Sunday.  You should also consider joining the free talks in the mornings.  I’ll be there and will may take your picture and make you semi-famous.

All the details at the BOX website.

DW

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9 Responses to Light BOX

  1. james Nye says:

    I can’t wait to get down there and see the transformation complete. Thanks for the update Darin.

  2. Bill Klos says:

    Your usual amazing work. Anyone viewing these pictures will HAVE to see the final product.

  3. Von says:

    Great job DW!

  4. Christina Preece says:

    The set up process for this show is incredible! What an absolute honour it is to participate in this show … Thank you so much for capturing these images Darin.

  5. Margo Delaine says:

    Yowza – wowza!

    Just amazing!
    Thanks so much for the fabulous shots!
    Can’t wait!

    Margo

  6. Jessica Farwell says:

    Amazing shots Darin – I got butterflies!!
    I think this is definitely going to be the BIGGEST and best one yet – can’t wait!!!

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