• Wet Sun Light Show. Photo: Phil Hazard

Analog Light Show Festival

For the closing weekend of Hippie Modernism, the Analog Light Show Festival celebrates the psychedelic art form of live light performance pioneered in the rock clubs and avant-garde happenings of the 1960s. Join us for three nights of light wizardry set to live music. Using homegrown projection instruments and innovative techniques, these artists hand-animate painted slides, liquid mixes, and reflective materials to create a hypnotic tapestry of color and pattern. The festival features the first-ever reunion of members and archival materials from Glenn McKay and Jerry Abrams’s original Headlights, joined each night by different performers including Donovan Drummond, Dennis Keefe, James Baldocchi, Andriode Light Show, Misto Reef Lights, Andy Puls, Church of Color & Light, Steve Beck, Libido Light Club, and Flower Pattern, with musical acts Chinyakare, Matt Baldwin, Sean Hellfritsch, Vintage Synthesizer Museum, and more.

Thursday / 5.18.17 / 7:00

film: Per.mu.ta.tion.s (John Whitney, 1968, 8 mins, 16mm, BAMPFA)

Light by Flower Pattern, music by Arc

Light by Projection Art, music by Thomas Dimuzio

Light by Lights Out Light Show, Android Lights, Blind Spot Project, music by Jonah Sharpe (Space Time Continuum), performance by Winston Tong

Friday / 5.19.17 / 7:00

film: Voodoo Child, by Steve Beck

Light by Andy Puls, music by Andy Puls

Light by Mad Alchemy, music by Matt Baldwin

Light by Headlights Reunion, music by Terry Haggerty and Katie Guthorn (Sons of Champlin)

featuring: archives of Jerry Abrams, Glenn McKay, and friends

Saturday / 5.20.17 / 7:00

film: Off/On (Scott Bartlett, 1968, 9 mins, 16mm, BAMPFA Preservation Print)

Light by by Misto Reef Lights and Libido Light Club, music by Cool Maritime

Light by Church of Color and Light, music by Church of Color and Light

Light by Headlights Jam, music by Chinyakare


In addition, at satelite locations within the building (free with gallery admission or same-day Light Show Festival ticket):

Friday / 5.19.17 / 4:30

Louis M. Brill in the Reading Room

Saturday / 5.20.17 / 5:00

Louis M. Brill and Lori Varga in the Reading Room

Marie St. Mary, D-Syn, and Mark John in the Atrium