Posted February 17, 2011
Intermedia MFA students Oren Darling and Dennis St. Pierre were featured as guest performers at Night Lights at the Gardens on February 12th at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, NY. The 110 year old gardens are a national historic site built by Lord & Burnham.
Night Lights at the Gardens is a three week event designed by SitlerHQ and Volt Vision, Inc. Opening Thursday, February 3rd, it features cutting-edge architectural and theater lighting carefully placed throughout multiple indoor environments, including rainforest, desert, and a South American room with a 30-foot waterfall.
During their performances, Oren and Dennis were given full control of the lighting installed by the SitlerHQ and Volt Vision team. Using custom software, Volt Vision prototype hardware, and a combination of voice, pre-recorded audio, and ambient sound, the performers will add a new dimension to this already unique event.
Shortly before moving to Maine in August 2010, Oren collaborated with the Volt Vision and SitlerHQ team on an interactive segment of Night Lights at the Heron, a lighting installation on a one-mile trail through the forests of southwestern New York State.
Lighting test on Waterfall by Oren Darling at the Botanical Gardens