Aether & Hemera are the ancient Greek god and goddess of brighter upper air and daylight. Aether is Claudio Benghi, the media architect; Hemera is Gloria Ronchi, the lighting artist.
Aether & Hemera interdisciplinary collaboration focuses on researching the sensory engagement of an immaterial force like light, combining digital technologies and physical spaces for creating immersive and emotional headspaces. Their artistic aim is to provoke memories, explore aesthetic interactions and to elicit feelings of connective human experiences in a required-to-participate audience.
Their works have been shown across the UK and in Italy since 2006; recent exhibitions include: DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham (2011); Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2010); Queen’s Hall Art Centre, Hexham (2010); MART09 at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle Upon Tyne (2009); Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley (2009); Lampugnani’s Castle, Milan (2006).