LIGHT SOCIETY (QC-CA)
BIO - LIGHT SOCIETY
Light Society is a collaboration between artists Aliya Orr and Sakchin Bessette exploring the intersections of art, science, and mysticism. Conceived as a series of extended experiments across a diverse range of media including sculpture, installations, video, and performance, their work seeks to generate meaningful engagements with altered states of consciousness, perception, and the magic of the everyday.
Bessette, co-founder and executive creative director of Moment Factory, has created large scale public artworks and multimedia installations throughout Canada and Internationally. Orr is a diversified artist whose most recent practice has explored the use of light as a medium to transform experience.
In 2016, the duo premiered their first official artistic collaboration, Altered States Of Light Vol1; a site-specific light installation commissioned by Hyundai Motor Studios, Seoul. Their newest installation, Whispers, will premier June 2018 at the International Digital Art Biennial, Montreal.
Whispers is part of Light Society’s ongoing Tools for Transformation series (2016-present), which imagines new therapeutic modalities for possible human futures. Synthesizing elements from both ancient and contemporary practices, Light Society has created an immersive installation that invites participants to surrender body and mind for potential transformation. Employing wind, light, and sound to both playful and therapeutic effect, Whispers allows viewers to explore the boundaries of ordinary experience.
With the support of Arsenal art contemporain