The Light Show is a documentary about legendary projection artist Hugh McSpedden with an original soundtrack by Sun-Bus-5 performed at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe.
In 1968 Australian projection artist Hugh McSpedden began shooting 8mm film. By the 1970s his films magnified into large scale projections using as many as 45 or more projectors. In 1983, grafting modified projectors and lenses together, he created what is considered the first large scale projection onto a public building in Australia, Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building. The Light Show was an avant garde mix of interview and performance focusing on Hugh’s life in light that took place over four nights at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe festival. The Light Show documentary is a glimpse into Hugh’s work with extracts from the 2012 performance event highlighting his fluid and multiple projector array.
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