“Working With Light”
16th November - 15h30 – 17h30 – Builder's Lounge - Rua do Castelo 6/7 - Faro
16th November - 15h30 – 17h30 – Builder's Lounge - Rua do Castelo 6/7 - Faro
Mark Killeen is a British film, television and stage actor. He took up acting after a successful career as an unlicensed boxer. It was whilst working with the director Tarsem Singh on a commercial playing a boxer that he was advised to undertake some acting training as he was a natural in front of the camera and could make it his full time career.
Mark did exactly that, undertaking and discovering many forms of acting training including Meisner and Stanislavsky, and fitting in classes whenever he could in between his day job as a builder! The dream soon became a reality and Mark’s first major role was in the British film Rise of the Footsoldier, which has since achieved cult status. He plays the lead role in two romantic comedies, the British feature The Callback Queen and The Right Juice, which was filmed in the Algarve. He appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises opposite Anne Hathaway and plays the Greek Commander in 300: Rise of an Empire. More recently he played Antonius in Risen opposite Joseph Fiennes.
On television he has appeared in the British long running series Doctor Who but his most prominent TV role was when he played the guest star role of Mero, the Titan's Bastard, in the hugely successful HBO Series Game of Thrones alongside Emilia Clarke.
Mark’s theatre credits include the role of Heritage in Enjoy; Alan Bennett’s play directed by Christopher Luscombe which formed part of the prestigious Peter Hall Company, and following a very successful UK Tour it secured a West End transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre.
Mark has a feature film due for release later this year, A Very British Christmas, directed by Steven Nesbit, in which he plays the lead role of Andrew opposite Academy Award winner Rachel Shenton.
Mark first visited The Algarve to film The Right Juice in 2012 and so began his love affair with the region. He appreciated the incredible light which lends itself so well to filming, but it was the people that made him feel so welcome. Now his home from home, he is a regular visitor to the Algarve, even choosing to get married there.
Mark lives with his wife and dog on the Essex Coast and is currently writing some short films whilst he also runs his own boxing gym.
For further information: http://imdb.me/markkilleen
James Klinge was born in Glasgow, Scotland where he continues to live and work.
Whilst his paintings can range from small canvas works to large scale murals, his foundation is made from intricate and detailed hand cut stencil. His paintings show a complimentary blend of high detail and expressive free hand marks that add a near abstract element to his subject matter, which is primararily figurative studies.
A take on bald man, a failed sportsman, a writer without a vocation. Bruno Inacio was born in Querença - a village in the heart of the Barrocal Algarvio. Degree in Marketing from INUAF and Postgraduate in Cities and Urban Cultures at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra where he currently attends the Master in Sociology and is conducting a thesis on Happiness. He was Deputy to the Assembly of the Republic in the XII Legislature, between 2014 and 2015. He was Head of Division of Culture and Historical Heritage of CM Vila Real de Santo António and Head of Division of Sport and Events and of Communication and Public Relations at CM Loulé. Among others, it was linked to the launch of a project such as the MED Festival or the White Night. He was mayor and has been linked to the associative movement since very young. He is Vice President of the Poet Aleixo Association. He worked in a Algarve technology company as a consultant for new technologies. He is currently Head of Culture Division of the Faro City Council and coordinates the project team of Faro's candidacy for the European Capital of Culture.
He believes that everything in life evolves: he didn't like peas and now he does.
Martina Frattura graduated in Interior Design at the Politecnico di Milano and in 2015 at KTH Architectural Lighting Design and Health, while developing Research work for the HTI department at TU/e, Eindhoven. She started working as a light designer in Milan, PLH Italy and after her master’s she became part of BDP Lighting’s team in Manchester between 2015 and 2017.
At present she is conducting an experimental research entitled A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT about how lighting can keep levels of attention by using beauty perception as variable.
Co-creator of the We Are Light booklet, together with Chiara Carucci, distributed by IALD for the 2015 International Year of Light. Part of the “La Mia Paura e’ Bianca” project, an artistic duo having light as media. In July 2018, Martina joined Synapse and has been collaborating regularly in several projects.
Paula Rainha is a fully qualiﬁed architect that graduated in 2002 at Faculdade de Architecture–UTL in Lisbon. In 2004, her architectural career led her to study and specialize in Light Design, in which she has nearly 15 years of experience. She did her Master at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies in London, where she was 5 years and worked with well-reputed lighting consulting practices such as Campbell Design Light Consultants (currently DPA) and BDP Lighting. In 2011 she won the ‘Light World Tour Award by Philips, in which she travelled the world for 3 months in search of inspiring light installations.
Paula is currently leading the practice Synapse Light and working for several hospitality and retail projects in Portugal and abroad. She has also collaborated with light artist Victoria Coeln in Vienna as a lighting assistant. She is also a guest blogger for Philips Lighting websites and a guest lecturer at Lisbon School of Design.
Joana Mendo graduated in Architecture at Faculdade de Architecture–UTL in Lisbon and a Master degree in Light & Lighting at the University College of London. Later, she also studied Technical Theatre Production at Goldsmiths, University of London and completed a professional module of urban planning at the Boston University. She started her professional career in 2006, since then she has participated in several urban lighting plans and projects of small to large scale in the ﬁelds of urban planning, architecture & lighting.
She collaborated with weber+würschinger architekten, Lichtvision and Arup in Berlin and also Seam Design Ltd in London. She has worked with reputed architects such as David Chipperﬁeld Architects, MEIS, Diller Scoﬁdio + Renfro, Zaha Hadid Architects, AL_A, MAKE Architects, ACME, among others.
In the past 6 years she has been heading the group Arup Lighting Urbanists in Europe. In 2019 she has started collaborating regularly with Synapse in Lisbon.
As a highly regarded Lighting Designer with over 12 years of broad industry experience working in award winning lighting design consultancies, Lauren has led or worked on a number of major projects including Paradise City in Seoul, ACE Hotel Shoreditch and Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, to name but a few.
She is creative, innovative and customer focused with a wide range of experience in creating lighting solutions for hotels, retail, restaurants, bars, private residences, workplaces, commercial spaces, superyachts and exhibitions amongst others. Lauren is currently the Principal Designer at Foundry based in London.
Lighting Design is something I am extremely passionate about, especially good lighting design and the role it plays within our environment. Using light as an artistic medium to create emotional responses and distill an innate appreciation of the design, art and architecture of a space through light. Through my experience gained on previous projects and an in-depth understanding of design, I have been able to produce innovative lighting solutions that compliment the buildings form and function to create a unique atmosphere and identity.
Lighting is never an extra, or a bolt on; it should be part of the buildings multiple layers to create something wonderful. This has been a challenge over the years, fighting the lighting flag for great lighting within a project and seeing your end result shine, is a moment of pure pleasure. I have always thought that if you do not necessarily see the lighting within a project, you have done a good job. Bad lighting is everywhere and normally the first thing to spot, so if I have seamlessly integrated the lighting into the architecture and the main focus is on the end effect, then I am pleased with my work; good job done.
During my 12 years within lighting it has been great to push the diversity boundary within the industry and help lead women to grow and excel in our small but perfectly formed lighting world.