2017 ARTISTS & PROJECTS
Joachim Sługocki and Katarzyna Malejka, Poland
LOCATION: WASHINGTON HARBOUR (3000 K STREET)
Horizontal Interference is formed by a colorful cord structure which connects trees and light poles in a simple manner. The extraordinary architecture of wires, which in itself is beautiful at daylight, turns into a spectacular beauty at nightfall. The stretched UV tape soaks up the night. Using existing architecture, this brings a renewed sense of our surroundings.
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JEN LEWIN, NEW YORK CITY
LOCATION: GEORGETOWN WATERFRONT PARK (NEAR INTERSECTION OF WISCONSIN AVE & k ST)
Aqueous in an interactive, walkable landscape of meandering pathways of light. During the day, the dichroic surface of Aqueous mirrors the sky and the surrounding physical landscape. By night, Aqueous will glow in full illuminated interactivity, engaging large groups in collaborative play. (Photo credit: Morgan Sasser)
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MY LIGHT IS YOUR LIGHT
alaa minawi in collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
LOCATION: GRACE CHURCH (1041 WISCONSIN AVE NW)
My Light is Your Light is a sculpture made of neon for the displaced in a city known for being welcoming and tolerant. The group sculpture exudes sadness, the figures’ heads bent and shoulders hunched over. But there is also an unmistaken optimism and borderless confidence in the future about them. The optimism is displayed in the youngest child who stands upright while the others are bent over. (Photo credit: Janus van den Eijnden)
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Ted Bazydlo & Brandon Newcomer, Washington, DC
LOCATION: hok courtyard, 3223 grace st, nw
Designed by local lighting designer Ted Bazydlo and architect Brandon Newcomer. Light Cloud is a digitally fabricated dynamic sculpture. The luminous body displays a glow of white ambient light.
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BANDS OF FRIENDSHIP
Vikas Patil & Santosh Gujar in collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival, India
LOCATION: DEAN & DELUCA & GEORGETOWN PARK PLAZA, 3276 M ST, NW
Bands of Friendship symbolizes endless friendship, and has been positioned in such a way that visitors may look at the bands from different angles with changing meanings from every perspective. The nine rings—inspired by Indian color schematics—constantly change their color scheme. (Photo courtesy: Vikas Patil & Santosh Gujar)
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Géraud Périole in collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival, Bordeaux, France
LOCATION: CADY'S ALLEY/georgetown design district (NEAR INTERSECTION OF 33RD AND M STREET)
Open Lounge is like magic; this piece allows us to imagine we are in the ballroom of a palace, with the starry sky as our ceiling. Each of the 20 chandeliers is handcrafted and made of acrylic, plastic and rope.
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LSM PRESENTS: QUAYOLA, CASEY REAS & SARA LUDY
LSM Architects, Washington, DC
LOCATION: 3333 M STREET NW
LSM is presenting three artists’ video works as projections through their atrium—Strata by Londonbased Quayola; Still Life by L.A.-based Casey Reas; and Rainbow Glass by California-based Sara Ludy. Original masterpieces and collections become raw canvas in Quayola’s work, as he anchors a video-based exploration in a conversation about archives, collage, intellectual property and the appreciation of an object. In Still Life, each work is a simulated "still life": a composition deconstructing a Platonic solid, composed of and presented as information. Rainbow Glass is a seamlessly looped video created with a reflective and translucent aesthetic quality that refers to stained glass. It is a part of the series Glass which primarily explores surface and architecture, touching on depth, project, and landscape, themes from Ludy's recent series Clouds.
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GLOW STRUCTURAL REMIX
ROBIN BELL, WASHINGTON, D.C.
LOCATION: Old Georgetown Theater (1351 Wisconsin Ave NW)
Robin Bell's 15-minute looped video is based on the colors of winter and the dynamism of GLOW 2017 installations. The site-specific projection will interact with the building and—through design—harken the activities of this once bustling theater through historic imagery. The artwork will thread colors and shapes throughout to reflect the bright and warm energy that is found in Georgetown during the holidays.
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OMBRéLUMEN, SHANGHAI AND HOUSTON
LOCATION: Book Hill - FOUR LOCATIONS ALONG WISCONSIN AVENUE FROM P STREET TO RESERVOIR ROAD
The Neighbors is an installation that consists of four figures made of LED bent wires, which is creating a clan of glowing people along Wisconsin Avenue. It is an homage to the connectivity that is part of the fiber of Georgetown through the lens of contemporary light art. The Neighbors is the result of a spontaneous calligraphic brushstroke; a long, simple stroke that, in its totality, portrays people. The figures do not have a predetermined identity. They are your neighbors, your friends. The figures can be anyone the viewer wants them to be, and that is what makes them even more attractive and relatable. Everyone is connected to them. They are the medium upon which people can project and experiment with their own identities.
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Special thank you to Philips Color Kinetics who will be lighting the historic smokestack at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown and the C&O Canal bridge at Georgetown Park, using a staggered installation of its ColorGraze MX 10x60 lighting fixture for the latter. Installed inside the bridge structure, on the edge of the steel work, the fixtures will create dramatic effects, contrasting the interior and exterior in a unique and dynamic fashion. Used for exterior lighting, Philips Color Kinetics LED lighting systems are able to withstand harsh weather, urban vibration and other environmental factors to bring new, sustainable impact and interest to a community or skyline with bright, impressive beams of color and white light.
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