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Belgium, Brussels


Aquatic & SFX Design, Creative Direction, Lighting Design, Programming, Project Management, Scenography, Technical Direction


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"Creative Director and Lighting Designer: Koert VermeulenTechnical Director: Luc De ClimmerSuppliers: Claypaky, Minuit une, FX³, AED Rent B.V., Astera

Light Moves was an ACTLD private event designed by Koert Vermeulen – a “lighting and sound installation” that took place for “one-night-only” in the Gothic remains of an abandoned church in the center or Brussels, Belgium. Originating in France, son et lumière (sound and lighting) shows focus on historic architecture and places of interest, with light shows set to music. For Light Moves, Vermeulen brought the outside in, drawing from his knowledge of the relationship between light and human emotion to create an intimate, ten-minute show for his guests.

“I know the kinds of sensation you can bring using light,” says Vermeulen. “I used light as an implicit storytelling tool. I wanted to evoke senses and moods that facilitated the audience’s connection to their own emotions.”

With no large video element to take the lead and a desire to do justice to the venue’s distinct architecture and intimate surroundings, Vermeulen wanted to keep the fixture types to a minimum and preserve the integrity of the church’s interior. Adding further texture to the space was an IVL lighting system from specialists Minuit Une. Vermeulen used the system in conjunction with the Clay Paky SharBar, Stormy, Sharpy Wash and Sharpy Spot to expand and contract the space inside the venue. Across the floor of the church and in between the arches were Boogie LED “flameless” candles, fixtures designed and developed by ACTLD, and the Astera range of battery powered LED fixtures. As always, the use of haze, smoke, flames and low fog effects brought all of the design elements together!

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