Issue 003: Lasers ft. Shohei Fujimoto

Issue 003: Lasers ft. Shohei Fujimoto

Letter from the Curators

We grew up captivated by the potential of beams of light—concepts popularized by mid-20th-century scientists and novelists. The idea that these lasers can unlock everything from medical breakthroughs to advanced weaponry makes them both thrilling and mystical.

We are excited to have you join us again for this week's issue of Physical.Digital where we deep dive into the mesmerizing world of laser artistry, showcasing the incredible works of some seriously talented artists.

Our featured interview is none other than the visionary Japanese artist, Shohei Fujimoto. Known for pushing the boundaries of light and space, Fujimoto's insights promise to shed light on the creative process behind his mind-bending installations.

Thank you again for your continued support and enthusiasm as we uncover the latest trends and developments in the world of art and beyond.

Together, let's illuminate the possibilities and celebrate the ingenuity of today's brightest minds.

Thanks for joining us,
Lee & Dorothy


The Japanese-born artist sat with us to discuss visualizing the unknown and the power of physical installations.

Even when experiments don't go as planned, they're never a waste.

For me, an artwork is similar to the atmosphere of a park in the city, where anyone can enter and feel free to do whatever they want there. A unique experience.

We were lucky that he was so open with his process, revealing

Acting on a spontaneous impulse or shaping a mental image without the constraints of language or predefined structure often yields something intangible, serving as a catalyst for this interpretation. This fascinates me.

"intangible #form" creates a physical object/notion in space using a laser optical axis that has no physical properties. When we see a structure, we reflexively try to calculate and understand the curves and physical rules of the structure.

Lasers Curated

If you enjoy our featured artist, here are other projects you might like:

ARRIVAL by the masters of generative art and live performance,

A Beautiful Despair, laser cut art installation by Anila Quayyum Agha

ENCAGED by Media.Tribe uses laser projectors to shape ethereal light structures within a tall cage.

Recalling sacred spaces created to honor the water gods of ancient times, Braindrop, by artist Kate Raudenbush is a meditation space to honor the element of water in modern times.

Ataraxie, meaning “peace of mind” is an installation by Maxime Houot (Collectif Coin) that explores the limits of our perception.

Christopher Robin Short is an internationally awarded light artist specializing in laser projected effects and laser show programming. He is also one of the inventors of the Radiator Laser Synthesizer.


News, tools, and launches you should know about.

Disney invests $1.5B in Fortnite maker Epic Games to build a persistent game universe. This is a "game changer" in every respect.
Cosm and NBC struck a massive sports deal that's creating a lot of buzz, using words like spatial, sphere, immersive, etc. Sports Video Group dove into what this means.
On January 27th, BREAKFAST launched "The Pearl", an absolutely enormous kinetic sculpture.
Fireworks called SPARK, a "poetic performance of thousands of biodegradable light sparks which organically float through the air" makes its Italian premiere in Pesaro, March 22-24.

Divergent Inspiration

We believe some of the most powerful inspiration comes when we least expect it. Each week we'll share something that has us excited, outside of our normal source of material.

The Power of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton PhD

“The Biology of Belief” by Bruce H. Lipton PhD (2005), really opened my eyes to the idea that our mindset and consciousness play a big role in our health and well-being. Before he came along, we were all stuck on this idea that our genes controlled everything about us, but Lipton totally flipped the script. He proved that it's not just about genetics – our thoughts and beliefs have a huge impact on our biology too! Just think about it, we can actually change how our genes behave through the power of our thoughts!


Joshua Tree

This week I'll be gathering with family in Joshua Tree, CA. When running through divergent inspiration exercises with my teams, I'm always struck by nature contributions. Nothing recharges me faster than a week(end) in nature with those I love.


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Lee Billington & Dorothy Di Stefano.