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Hugh Conacher is a lighting and multi-media designer, and a photographer, whose practice is based in live performance. He has collaborated with choreographers, directors, visual artists, and dance and theatre companies throughout Canada and around the world, in venues large and small. He approaches each project as an individual work of art.
Hugh’s work, the foundation of which is 35 years as a lighting designer, straddles the worlds of lighting design, new media technologies, projection and photography, blurring the lines between disciplines, using whichever media form best serves the vision of his current project. He takes the static space of the stage and turns it into an immersive environment with light and projection created specifically for the project. From light and projection he develops form – form that living bodies interact with. He brings together the ephemeral medium of light, including projection, with living bodies and new technologies in a conversation, the collective result of which is more than its individual parts.
Hugh’s multi-disciplinary process has grown from many years of experience experimenting with light, and expanding those experiments to include new possibilities across artistic mediums, embracing the latest technology, culminating in the production of new work.
Hugh serves on the boards of several arts organizations and has been the curator for the High Octane Gallery at the Gas Station Arts Centre in Winnipeg since 2002. His photographic work resides in private collections and has been published worldwide.
Hugh has been a member of the Associated Designers of Canada since 1982 and is a member of l’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec.