Preview: Thursday 10 November, 6-8pm. Megan Broadmeadow will be in conversation with Ben Borthwick, PAC Artistic Director, at 7pm (preceeded by the exhibition launch of Claire Hooper's solo exhibition in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, 5-6:30pm)
Welsh artist Megan Broadmeadow lives and works in Bristol. Her immersive installations and sculptural work include combinations of videos, lights and illusions. A graduate of The Slade and Goldsmiths College, Broadmeadow was awarded the 2015–16 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award.
Astro Raggi will illuminate the galleries as Broadmeadow takes us inside the mind and machines of Pasquale Quadri, the Italian inventor who revolutionised the world of disco lighting from his mother’s kitchen table. Broadmeadow’s installation of sculptural and video works is inspired by disco lights such as the Astro Raggi, AstroDisco, Golden Scan and Sharpy, which were the first to synchronise to rhythms with their extravagant multicoloured beams. They brought a new kind of drama to dancefloors across the world, altering perception and experience and helping reimagine the relationship between music, bodies and architecture.
Pasquale “Paky” Quadri, founder and chairman of Clay Paky, died at his home in Italy in 2014. Earlier that year Pasquale had received the prestigious lifetime achievement prize at the MIPA/PIPA awards for his contribution to the world of disco lighting.