Our History and Our Future

Our Journey

The Concept

     Welcome to the first iteration of the Museum of Captured Light.

     Everything begins somewhere, and what you’re going to see ‘began’ sometime in 1979 and exists, almost like the original images, in the ‘space’ that is your mind.

     It’s taken over 2 decades to be able to ‘show’ these slices of time, hues and patterns which were originally 20 feet by 40 feet. What I captured in dark theater on slow Fujichrome and Kodachrome film with an analog Canon F1 was generated by a laserist spinning out non-laboratory, ‘jissereau’, laser imagery from an argon-krypton laser.
          Beginning as a virtual museum the ultimate intent is for MoCL to take the form of a 225,000 sq. ft. footprint, self-sustaining facility.  The focus of the virtual environment is exhibition, archiving and discussion of the vintage laser images.  

          Conceived by Mr Lewis and 2-time Guth Award winner James Ashmore and designed in conjunction w {architectural firm} the building is clad in LEDs the surface technologies which change the color of the cladding contingent upon on time of year and angle of sun.  Constructed with new materials that sequester CO2 and co-hybrid powered through the sculptural PowerParq the facility is sustainable.

     Not only an institution bringing new imagery and art experience MoCL©️ will be an innovation center based on PowerParq ©️ .

          Comprised of multiple galleries the main gallery having a total of 50,000 feet of hanging space has a revolving exhibition of the vintage laser imagery.  3-D printed tabletop luminary sculptures combined with CAM/CAM textile art will be on display in the 5,600 sq. ft. New Concepts Room, and 22,500 sq. ft. dedicated to NFT art will complete the exhibition spaces.

The Stakeholders

          Through its relationship with the Lewis Trust MoCL is able to fulfill its mission by unlimited accessibility to Mr. Lewis’ oeuvre by organizing exhibitions, realizing site-specific installations, and presenting other light-oriented works seeking to affect spaces with pattern, color, sacred geometry and New Millennium mathematics.

          Involved in the development and deployment of the technological/conceptual component of the project is Seann Lewis of SeannLewiscom, LLC.  His company provides the infrastructure for the various digital components in both the virtual and real worlds.

          The involvement of New Media company Lenape Creative Group assists in the various productions as well as accountable for the public relations and marketing.

          Responsible for the administrative capacity, and acting in the role of Interim Director is Ms. Lydia Clark. 

          JTA Design is committed to assisting in the design of the site and lighting concepts and design.  Multi-Guth award winner James Ashmore

The Costs

          So someone is asking, what’s the cost? A ‘smart’ future-proofed facility that pays for itself inside of five years is the goal. Structurally the site is built with geopolymers that sequester CO2 at the rate of 1:1 provided through our relationship with the Cherokee Teysa. Operationally it is powered by co-hybrid technology in the ‘Power Parq’. Power Parq is the site-specific sculptural area of MoCL.