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Hugh Conacher

Northern Lights 

An exhibit by Hugh Conacher

Dec 15, 2023 – June 15, 2024


Artist Statement

When I see a body move through space, it leaves a trail in my mind’s eye; the image lingers, slowly fading away. In this series, my goal is to interpret the emotions created in the telling of that story and reproduce them in print.

I capture each fleeting moment in the tiny frame of the camera and layer them upon each other over and over again so as to re-create the emotions felt in that moment and create a story from those emotions. Once layered together, these short-lived moments become one continuous motion.


Motion Capture 1

Motion Capture 2

Motion Capture 3

Motion Capture 4

Motion Capture 5

Artist Biography

Hugh Conacher is a lighting and multi-media designer, and a photographer, whose practice is based in live performance. He has collaborated with musicians, choreographers, directors, visual artists, and dance and theatre companies throughout Canada and around the world. His multi-disciplinary process 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.

Hugh’s love of photography and extreme climates has taken him from the Arctic to the Antarctic in order to capture the changing beauty of these unique landscapes. 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.


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