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Joshua Light Show

  • Kanbar Forum, Exploratorium Pier 15 San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)

Joshua Light Show 
with Linda Perhacs and Julia Holter
Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, 8:00PM
Kanbar Forum, Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco

The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum to improvise an immersive, otherworldly environment of light in collaboration with acclaimed musicians Julia Holter and Linda Perhacs.

Combining classic analog methods such as liquid light, overhead projection, and reflection with digital imaging techniques, these seminal artists create visually striking cinema that harmonizes withHolter and Perhacs’ ethereal blend of psych-folk, alt-classical, and electronics-inflected art pop to achieve a deeply synesthetic experience

Trained by the pioneering Bay Area light show artists of the mid-’60s, Joshua White established the Joshua Light Show in New York City in 1967. Considered one of the essential and trailblazing artists of the genre, Joshua and his team performed as resident artists at the Fillmore East, where their innovative manipulations of light accompanied the major musicians of the era.

In the early 2000s, Joshua began working with a new generation of artists to reimagine the light show, combining classic analog methods, such as liquid light, overhead projection, and reflection, with new technology to create visually striking cinema. This regenerated Joshua Light Show is currently a collective of more than 10 collaborators who have performed at a variety of institutions, including London's Barbican Centre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Museum of Art, New World Symphony Hall for Art Basel-Miami, and the Mondavi Center.