CASE HISTORY: BATTLESTATIONS!! The Tobin Lightbox
Commissioned by Tobin Nichols and built by Light 'N Wire Productions
The Tobin Lightbox was built from scratch using masonite and heavy cardboard for box structure.
A translucent acrylic sheet was used for the display screen and held in place with aluminum rail. The entire unit is powered by a 12V DC battery brick.
The lightbox was designed for BATTLESTATIONS!!, a single channel video, where the pixel display was the costume for the main character in the film and represented a single pixel blown up to human size. It will further be used in conjunction w/future performances, videos, and in attendance at Art openings as a mascot.
Louie Lights installing final LED in the Lightbox.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Toban Nichols is a deconstructivist artist who sought a giant light box representing video pixel cell elements magnified from a video screen. Louie Lights and Dr. Glowire recommended a light box divided into cell modules, each cell illuminated with very bright monochromatic LEDs. The final performance prop was a large back lit LED illuminated light box that could be worn by a performer.