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Jessica Hung Han Yun

An award-winning lighting designed specialising in interior and exterior installations, fashion, circus, events, theatre, festivals and dance.

What shows or projects have you done with ETT?
Equus and Reasons to Stay Alive

Finish the sentence: Touring is important because…
it enables theatre to be more accessible to audiences!

Where is home for you?

How did you bring home with you on tour?
I always bring a scented candle.

Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT?

What gem did you discover on tour with ETT (could be a landmark/park/cafe/pub etc)?
Sheffield is so near to the peak district there are some amazing hikes there!

What are your touring essentials?
Re-usable water bottle and Coffee cup!

What’s you’re go-to recipe whilst on tour?
Pesto and pasta with spinach

Great art evokes an extremely strong emotional connection that has never been experienced by the viewer before.

Touring theatre helps you as a lighting design to learn how to adapt a design to a variety of different spaces. Focusing on detail in a design and its importance. As a creative team you also have to work even closer than usual in order to create a production that can adapt to all the different conditions and spaces. Plus you get to visit lots of different places!

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why?
James Turrell for his remarkable use of colour to completely warp perspective. United visual artists are a lighting installation company who’s work completely immerses audiences in light. Architecture social club who are not afraid to really experiment and push the boundaries with projection, lighting and sound. All these artists have a way collaborating with different design elements to create mesmerizing pieces of art.

What have been your career highlights so far?
Receiving the Knight of Illumination award for Equus. I never thought in a million years I would be considered for this, let alone actually winning the award.

Window or aisle seat?

Favourite way to travel?

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?

Jessica Hung Han Yun’s biog:

Jessica is a lighting designer working in theatre, dance, circus and installations. Jessica was nominated for the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Lighting Designer.

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