Lightwell created various pieces of multimedia for The Holocaust and Human Rights, a new permanent exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum in Darlinghurst.
Four thematic animations are projected onto an array of circular tables in the centre of the space, each focusing on a different human rights issue.
The animations blend significant events, quotes, facts, data visualisations and interviews to form a narrative which prompts visitors to reflect on and discuss these issues.
Two long, thin portrait monitors are embedded into the timeline on the back wall. One monitor shows a chronology of advances in human rights law, and the other depicts a timeline of human rights violations (genocides).
At the entrance to the Sanctum of Remembrance, a series of niches within the wall display the portraits of men, women and children who died in the Holocaust. Over the course of a day, the display continually refreshes the portraits, drawing from a database of over a thousand images.
Visitors can search for specific families and individual people using a nearby touchscreen.
Called Zachor (Remember), this piece acts as a constantly-changing digital memorial which can be added to and administered by Museum staff.
The Holocaust and Human Rights opened in December 2017.