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Wheels Of Light

Wheels Of Light

Kevin Foakes

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Emerging from avant-garde art performances of the 1960s, light shows became the hip accompaniment to gigs and clubs in the 1970s. Swirling coloured oils and kaleidoscopic patterns were projected across bands and venues, while 360 degree painted 'panorama wheels' would slowly rotate in projectors, showing only a section of the image at any one time. Wheels of Light brings together the images made by the key projection companies that sprung up in the UK, including Optikinetics, Pluto and Orion, and tells their story. From beautiful abstracts to visions of outer space, the designs for these rotating projections are a snapshot of the creativity and inventiveness of an era. A joyful tribute to an unfamiliar corner of British counterculture. From abstract psychedelia to alien planets 'Wheels of Light' offers a snapshot of the creativity and inventiveness of an era.

Publication Date 2022-10-21 00:00:00 +0100

Type: Hardback

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