LightSpin

LightSpin documentary film

This is the story of how I managed to take half a million pictures of contemporary dancers in the dark using light-painting, stop-motion and bullet-time techniques. Technical constraints and limitations of working in a 360 degree environment narrowed the visual possibilities and brought to life the LightSpin signature and flow after months of trials and errors in complete darkness.

LightSpin is an experimental photography art project that finds its source in a unique light painting technique.
Performers are improvising contemporary dance movements at the center of a ring on which 24 cameras are mounted.
Their brief dances are carried out in complete darkness, light being aimed at the subjects as to reveal their shapes and movements, thus capturing their passage in a defined space.

Dancers: Angie Cheng, Coralie Muroni, Cori Kresge, Daphnée Laurendeau, Dylan Crossman, Erin Poole, Esther Rousseau-Morin, Kim Henry, Leon Kupferschmid, Lucie Vigneault, Margie Gillis, Maria Simone, Merryn Kritzinger, Michael Watts, Paul-André Fortier, Simon Xavier Lefebvre

Project made with the help of Nicolas Foisy, Stéphane Hoareau, Ronin Jah, Jeremy Lloubes, Coralie Muroni, Jean-François Sarrazin

Original LightSpin music composed and performed by Eric Paré and Marie-Ève Scarfone

"Eric has a wonderful sense of artistry and invention. The process of working on his project was truly inspired and the outcome sheer joy. What a delightful creative mind and heart lives in this man."
- Margie Gillis

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