Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington.
Lumen is Latin for light, and is also a unit of how much light is generated by a source, the brightness perceived by the human eye. “Lumen” is a short work that plays simultaneously with light and our experience of it.
“Lumen” was shot in the light and optics gallery of the permanent exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World” in the Dibner Hall of the History of Science. The filaments that glow orange come from hand-blown bulbs from the early 20th century, and the other featured bulbs come from The Huntington’s historical lamp collection that ranges from the 1890s to the 1960s.
Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.