1994 LDI Convention Nevada
 

At a Trade Show in 1994 to launch a new lighting product called Cyberlight (produced by American lighting company (High End Systems) there was a legendary coming together of light show operators in a celebration of the end of the Sixties.

From the UK was John Andrews (Acidica Lights), Peter Wynne-Willson (Pink Floyd), John Lethbridge (Cerebrum) and Neil Rice (Optikinetics) and from the USA was Lowell Fowler (High End Systems/Prosperity Blackstone Lightshow), Wavy Gravy (Hog Farm), Dr. Timothy Leary, Jerry Abrams (Headlights) and Jefferson Starship.

Jerry Abrams recreated a Sixties light show with his extensive array of light show equipment that he was projecting onto a screen.

This was then captured on video and displayed on a mesh screen that had been created using four Barco high-powered video projectors.

In a clever blend of old technology meets new the audience could pick whichever world — the old or the new — they wished to enjoy at any time.

Timothy Leary had excerpts from his book, Chaos and the Cyberculture displayed as performance art in a booth and Wavy Gravy MC'd the proceedings in his usual inimitable style.

As well as Jerry Abrams, many of the UK visitors got their hands on some Solar 250's and Solar 575s and projected slides during the event that saw cutting edge Nineties lighting technology up against ancient low-wattage projection equipment from the Sixties.

 
 

All photo's on this page © Copyright Neil Rice 1994, All Rights Reserved.

Full permission for use has been granted to Pooterland.com

 
 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Hog Farm comes to Reno

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Nineties OHP tecnology (Eve ‘Lady Trash’ Davies)

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

John Andrews - Acidica

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

John Andrews - Acidica

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

John Andrews - Acidica (right)
John Lethbridge - Cerebrum (left)

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Jerry Abrams (left) - Headlights

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Jerry Abrams - Headlights

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Jerry Abrams - Headlights

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Jerry Abrams - Headlights

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Clock Face Bowls

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Neil Rice - Optikinetics

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Highly inflated tyre to drive Peter Wynne Willson’s giant Pani Splodascope

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

L-R Peter Wynne Willson, Lowell Fowler - Blackstone AV/High End and John Lethbridge - Cerebrum

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

L-R Richard Belliveau, Peter Wynne Willson, Lowell Fowler and High End staff.

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Richard Belliveau of High End next to Pani with large liquid wheel

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Neil Rice helping Hugh Romney blow bubbles

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

John Lethbridge of Cerebrum removing the heat filter from a Solar 250 to enable it to boil wet slides.

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

The Johns, Lethbridge - Cerebrum left and Andrews - Acidica (centre) getting into the spirit of the evening

 
 
1994 LDI Convention Nevada

Eve ‘Lady Trash’ Davies