SkinMedica stopped by Lightbox for the launch of their very latest day & night moisturizer, LUMIVIVE. To celebrate the special day, a number of influencers were invited into the space to get an exclusive look at the product’s atmospheric skin protection. After a welcoming speech, guests were then escorted to another room to experience a guided meditation for a mentally cleansing state of bliss ✨
There’s something about lights, space, and silhouettes. We rounded up a list of Instagram accounts dedicated to the mystical moments shot at lightbox. From blue fish-eyed visions to floral 3D mapping, we love to share our altered world through the lens of our Lightbox fam.
Image c/o @creatureinthewoods
Image c/o @bennsu
Image c/o @starcoup
Image c/o @_b.tran
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For this second installment we nod to our favorite moments at Lightbox, captured by our very own friends and fam who never fail to lighten up our space ✨
Image c/o @alaviaajaaferi
Image c/o @essocakes
Image c/o @starcoup
** Feature image c/o @alaviaajaaferi **
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Meet Jacqueline Dugal, a contemporary dancer, choreographer, and educator who’s currently on our radar. Influenced by science, psychology, and social issues, Dugal reveals their journey in acknowledging themselves as a true artist, and how they fuse technology with their craft.
Lightbox: We like what you do. Tell us a little a bit about your work…
Jacqueline Dugal: Thanks Lightbox! I’m primarily a performer and choreographer. Using contemporary dance as my medium, I enjoy setting work that is confrontational as to disrupt routine and rid the fake façade that mainstream society often outwardly displays. Psychology, science, and social issues often influence my work. My aesthetic is grounded, physical, animalistic and usually on the dark side. I’m not interested in the pretty things – we see enough of that in the media, I’m interested in the ugly, the contorted, and the beauty in the deconstructed, distorted and the unusual – that’s my type of beautiful.
LB: What inspires your artistry?
JD: People, personal experience, memory, readings, theories, science, psychology, and passionate opinions inspire my work. Sometimes my work begins from language and concept into a full movement work and sometimes the movement seeps out of my body and I discover the words to describe it later on in the process.
LB: Did you always know you wanted to be an artist?
JD: No. I wanted to be many things growing up – a house painter, a ballerina, a forensic anthropologist – but I always knew that I wanted to stay curious, to be an independent thinker and creator with room to take risks and fail in order to find the answers I was looking for – so I guess maybe part of me always knew I wanted to be an artist.
I think it took time for me to truly feel confident calling myself “an artist”. I was “a dancer” for a long time, but becoming an artist took time, work, research, and letting go.
LB: What comes first? Art or technology?
JD: Art. Always. (I’m still the type of person who prefers a paper planner over Google Calendar.) My artistic work usually begins in the body, then finds it’s way onto paper, sometimes technological elements will present as inspiration or tools to work with but those elements usually come second for me as a way to amplify the work or have a conversation with it. However, art & technology are not always separate….that’s when I find them most fascinating.
LB: So what’s next?
JD: In the immediate future, I’m finishing up a Queens tour in conjunction with Queensboro dance Festival with a work I started 4 years ago and have revived this year, Tension of the Release, which closes at Queen’s Theatre October 14th. Then I’m looking forward to diving head first into research on a new work – lots of studio time, reading, writing, and reflecting in addition to finalizing all the moving pieces for Dugal Dance 2019.
LB: Name three artists to watch and tell us why you chose them?
JD: This is real hard to narrow down….
Alexeya – she combines both loves of music & dance beautifully and is fierce as always! Kelsey Rondeau aka Kalandra Bankhead is a fabulous performer expanding the edges of modern dance and drag in ways that amaze and captivate me. Jamie Amadruto aka VØID, Producer, Musician & DJ – Jamie provides a new feel of music depicting raw emotions and his beats are grimey and delicious! (He also happens to be the love of my life.)
Follow her on Instagram at: @jacquelinedugal
Feature Image: Jacqui Dugal performing solo Redux, a collaboration between choreographer Jacqui Dugal and composer Brett Copeland, at COCO Dance Festival in Trinidad & Tobago’s Queen’s Hall
Flashing back to that time in 2016 when Serena Williams + Milos Raonic visited Lightbox. Our friends at Wilson brought the icons in and worked with us to transform our space into a full-blown tennis court for an intimate group of elite press and media teams to be the first to experience some new gear.
At the event, Serena and Milos showcased a continuation of Roger Federer’s new Pro Staff RF 97 Autographed racket— aka: the first racket to feature new pro tennis design DNA. Federer provided the Wilson team with all the feedback they needed to create a simple, clean, and intentionally disruptive racket.
The mission? Wilson was determined to continue pushing their idea of changing the game of modern tennis, while also introducing their new uncontaminated design DNA for their performance racket line. Did they accomplish? With a mixture of spacial creativity and an awesome new racket to boot, how could they not accomplish their goal? 😉
Watch the timelapse to see what you missed.
Dunlop recently joined us for some fresh cocktails, just in time for this year’s US Open tournament! While some of their products were on display, a number of notable tennis players walked through the crowd. Guests included Jamie Murray, Kevin Anderson, and Aga Radwanska!
Lightbox teamed up with Rise & Set Agency to bring The Brandman Agency‘s vision for Marriott Puerto Rico to life. The intimate group of travel professionals were immersed into the beach, forest, and city life of PR. With each landscape corresponding to a new course and cocktail, the guests dined with food and beverages provided by celebrated chef Jose Enrique. Dancers and a live band entertained throughout the night and introduced an authentic spirit of Puerto Rico to the Lightbox space!
Meet Morehshin Allahyari, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Shana Moulton. We were first introduced to these three by David Hannon, who we interviewed last month. In this new series, we celebrate a number of creatives who continue to push the boundaries within the space of art and technology. We’re beyond excited to share our very first installment!
MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARIMorehshin Allahyari’s work encompasses the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face on a daily basis. Using technology as a philosophical toolkit to reflect on objects, she has a poetic approach to documenting life struggles in the 21st century. Allahyari gained widespread attention after her 3D-printing sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS –– the project is otherwise known as ‘Material Speculation: ISIS.’
JACOLBY WATTERWHITESatterwhite’s work is celebrated for fusing performance, animation, and personal ephemera. His pieces build on products that his schizophrenic mother would sketch. After racking these materials, he transcends them into a virtual world, incorporating collected family videos and records of the artist himself in movement.
SHANA MOULTONHailing from California, Shana Moulton uses a mix of videos and performances as a means to showcase he own fears and anxieties via an alter ego, otherwise known as Cynthia. Captivating us with unsettling humor, Cynthia goes on to explore our everyday world in the most surreal ways possible.
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In celebration of Belif USA‘s “Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask,” they took over Lightbox for their official launch party! The space filled up with a number of influencers and beauty bloggers alike, to float amongst the stars. Scroll down to relive the midnight magic✨ #bedtimewithbelif