Benjamin Bergery . new media art
  Tenebrae et Lux
with technology by Jim Campbell

Commission for

February 2013

Tenebrae et Lux - Benjamin Bergery 2013

Benjamin Bergery & St George's Cathedral Consort conducted by Joseph Nolan, with director/choreographer James Berlyn, 6 dancers and technology by Jim Campbell

The Perth International Arts Festival commissioned this work from me for performances in February 2013 in Australia.

I created a series of 10 light pieces to provide a visual countepoint to the a cappela performance of music by medieval composer Carlo Gesualdo.


Tenebrae et Lux - Benjamin Bergery - program notes and reviews
"As if dazzled by the flash bulb of an old camera, I was left with these images burned and lingering under my eyelids"
-- Melissa Lesnie

"The various tableaux, redolent of the chiaroscuro of depositions, pietas and crucifixions and suchlike by Caravaggio, de la Tour, Rubens and Ribera, are as moving as they are simple"
-- William Yeoman


Tenebrae-et-lux-web-notebook-Benjamin-Bergery I kept a web notebook
of my work on Tenebrae et Lux, which includes initial concepts, sketches, models and technical details.

I called this Wordpress notebook
through darkness light


benjamin-bergery-perth-international-arts-festival-tenebrae-et-lux The web page advertising Tenebrae et Lux performances, some of which were sold out, on the Perth International Arts Festival web site.

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