Design research undertaken by PhoScope, including propositions,
interventions and experimentations.

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Twice Out of Paradise

Twice Out Of Paradise (TOOP) is a dance production by Jeanne Bloch. TOOP proposes to use artistic and technical experimentation as an engine for positive social change in the context of environmental issues. The production behaves as an ecosystem, and dancers, stage and light are entirely co-dependent. PhoScope researched and provided alternative light tectonics that contrast with conventional stage lighting design, and has developed a framework for experimentation. Work in progress was presented in residencies at the Espace 104 (TOOP) and the Centre National de la Danse (5Watts).



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Photomorphing/ Heliophotomorphing

In (Helio)Photomorphing, we are expanding on the design research that we undertook for Twice Out of Paradise, and exploring ecological lighting solutions for light-controlled tectonics, both architectural and theatrical, using solar-powered light sources, sunlight and high-tech optics and accessories. By extension, PhoScope aims at critiquing and disrupting the use of high-consumption lighting applications and addressing the needs of underserved communities.

Sunpath study (Ecotect)



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(em)Powering Times Square

(em)Powering Times Square  explores models of on-site renewable energy generation to meet the energy intake of all electronic facades and billboards in Times Square NY. By extension, ETS explores urban lighting ecosystems and new policy models. 

(em)Powering Times Square was supported by a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts and a residency at the MacDowell Colony. We are pursuing funding with the support of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).