A Necessary Darkness (AND) was a 9-minute moving image sequence, commissioned by the Amsterdam Light Festival (ALF) and projected onto the Dutch Museum of Science, Amsterdam between December 2017 and January 2018.

Recently light festivals have grown significantly in volume, scale andpopularity, generating interest in their capacity to support urban regeneration, foster community and contribute to place-making initiatives (see Jiwa, S and Coco-Stefaniak, A 2009). In parallel, works like Ryoji Ikeda’s Spectra (2014) evidence increased engagement by artists with the use of light as medium within public space.


Other folios by Rona Lee

In Love with the Lithosphere

The Lines No Longer Hold