In this project artists are invited to submit a 5 minute movie short based on their first visual experience. For different individuals this can range from the everyday to the transcendent, but is usually something that remains with them throughout life. As with all instruments that perceive the world, there will be an event when the constituent parts and the cognitive software come together in a constructive coherence for the first time.
This project seeks to capture those moments within the context of human experience.
definition: In astronomy First Light is the first use of a telescope to take an astronomical image after it has been constructed. This is often not the first viewing using the telescope; optical tests will probably have been performed during daylight to adjust the components. The first light image is normally of little scientific interest and is of poor quality since the various telescope elements are yet to be adjusted for optimum efficiency. Usually a well-known and spectacular astronomical object is chosen. Despite this, a first light is always a moment of great excitement both for the people who designed and built the telescope and for the astronomical community.