The Interface of Art and Technology

A creative life spent at the interface of art and technology breeds a very particular kind of artist - Nigel Levings 


I have a theory that historically the role of lighting designer came into being when the complexity of the technology of our theatres became too complicated to be carried out by the previously successful process of directors and set designers shouting loudly at an electrician. Now at the beginning of the 21st century I think burgeoning technological developments have deeply affected our creative role in the theatre and I would like to look briefly at where we stand now that we are, on most occasions, equal partners in the creative team.

From Dec 2011 / Jan 2012