Rachel first incorporated NYX Bulbs into “The Writer” by swapping out the Q Theatre’s backstage ‘blue’ system for the NYX’s, creating a dynamic colour changing and flashing DMX controllable format, the effects of which could be woven into the production’s narrative. The powerful performance piece addresses the contemporary issues of creativity, gender inequalities and power in a theatrical context!
In the same production, NYX bulbs worked brilliantly in domestic house settings for the living room and kitchen scenes, setting the mood as they could be turned on and off, colour changed and dimmed. Some of them were rigged on small Wahlberg winches which flew in and out from the ceiling.
Both the Filament Eleven NYX Bulbs and AX3s were used during the 2022 Elemental AKL Festival in downtown Auckland to illuminate all the iconic Town Hall venue’s foyers and public areas flooding the spaces with colour, kinetic patterning and vibrance! The NYX bulbs have also been used as collapsible, flying standard lamps and in many other scenarios.
“They are just so versatile,” declared Rachel, “The AX3s and NYX Bulbs help solve constant design issues and challenges, and being battery powered and wireless, they can be used absolutely anywhere!”
They have used them for footlights and as small blinders, even as truss warmers, was well as for general “trick of the light” applications.
Bradley recently used AX3s on an in-the-round show for soul artist Teeks at the Spark Arena – he and his band were on a revolve, so AX3s were again a perfect neat and wireless solution with no cable runs!
Sean Rosig commented, “It’s always a pleasure to work with Brad and Rachel, especially watching their faces light up with excitement when receiving their new fixtures! I specifically appreciate how they have explored the versatility of these lighting fixtures and used them do creatively to enhance their lighting designs.”
When not in use on their own shows, there’s been constant demand for the luminaires as dry hire items, all adding to the value of purchasing, notes Rachel.
“We are always finding new and different ways of using them and discovering design opportunities through having these products to hand! We have only just got started on this and we would absolutely not be without them now!” she concluded.