“Light Returns" is a light art concept that featured light projections and light installations on the uninhabited island of Inishark. The small island has been uninhabited since the 1960s and is located at the west coast of the Republic Ireland in County Galway. Artistic light projections at buildings and interior elements was in the focus of the project. Another focal point was the projection of historical pictures. “Light Returns” tells the reverse process from a photographic exposure to a light projection. The photographic documentation made targeted use of the remaining daylight at dusk anto create a balance of perception between projection and environment.
Furthermore, a special headlight installed on Inishark´s church created a strong beam of light visible over several miles. In two nights in June 2018, the bundled light beam shined light up in the night sky up to 200 metres above the ground.
LIGHTWORK AND PROJECTION
INISHARK ISLAND AND VILLAGE