The lighting for the Hybrid Objects exhibition at the Melbourne Museum provided the opportunity to express the potentials of lights qualities in collaboration with the museums technical staff and with access to a high quality computer controlled lighting system.
As one entered the space you were assailed by the subtle yet dazzling sweep of colour. Each wall and alcove was lit with a different colour of light which was precisely masked to create crisp edges on the corners where two colours met. Turning around in the space would ellicit a momentary tingle of after image as ones eyes adapted from one colour to its complimentary.
The furniture and artworks were distinquished from this field of colour through the use of carefully focused and shuttered spotlights. Lighting pieces in the exhibition were placed to balance their colour temperature with the affects of the luminous interior.