Georgetown GLOW's 2016 Artists & Installations
RED WHITE AND HILLARY BLUE DIAMONDS
MINA CHEON AND GABRIEL KROIZ, ARTIST AND ARCHITECT COLLABORATIVE
LOCATION: BOOK HILL (WISCONSIN AVENUE & RESERVOIR ROAD), 28TH & M STREET AND WASHINGTON HARBOUR (3000 K STREET)
The series of diamond-shaped LED sculptures installed in three locations will illuminate as gateways into Georgetown and mark the GLOW exhibition. The sculptures are fabricated with aluminum structure and LED colored lights and offer color symbolism uniquely tied to site and city. For GLOW, red white and blue colored diamonds will signal hope, peace, and unity, following the aftermath of the Presidential election and during the transition of political power in DC. The art is dedicated to former Senator Hillary Clinton, who is the beacon of dignity and guiding light, as a thank you for her strength as we move forward.
WOODROW COLLECTIVE: JOAN BIDDLE, HANNAH KIRKPATRICK AND KRISTI TOTORITIS
LOCATION: GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1556 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW
Neon Treehouse is a site specific installation that demonstrates the city's celebration of the parks and green spaces. Georgetown offers respite a place to sit in the shade of the trees and consider home. Much like a tree house is a sanctuary, Georgetown is a safe place to rest for all.
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TEETERING X TOTTERING
(ON THE BRINK)
LOCATION: DEAN & DELUCA AND GEORGETOWN PARK PLAZA (3276 M ST NW)
Teetering X Tottering (On the Brink)—is a kinetic sculpture that invites the viewer to balance up or down creating an experiential awareness of water as a shared resource.The participants balancing movement on the structure triggers an audio response that fluctuates between the sound of the water in the sculpture and the field recordings of fish common to the Mid-Atlantic region. Through movement and sound the sculpture connects the participant to the natural world.
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ULR STUDIO AND SHO ARCHITECTURE
PITTSBURGH | GAINESVILLE, FL | DUBAI UAE
LOCATION: DEAN & DELUCA & GEORGETOWN PARK PLAZA, 3276 M ST, NW
Resonant Stacks consists of two glowing towers emitting deep resonating harmonies, the lights of which are constantly moving in response to a generative sound composition. Visitors are invited to sing into the towers; their voices transforming and folding into the always changing light and sound patterns.
hijac: hiroshi jacobs with rolled almanza
LOCATION: hok courtyard, 3223 grace st, nw
re-icicle is a temporary art installation that reuses the materials from the National Building Museum's 2016 summer exhibition entitled "ICEBERGS". The artists have recalled the original and familiar pyramidal forms of the ICEBERGS exhibition, but since then they have melted a bit and lost their shape. The icebergs are smaller now, and they are now filled with the water that once surrounded them. re-icicle is a fun reminder that existing materials, ideas, forms, and structures can be reinterpreted, recalled, and recycled in exciting and interesting new ways.
WIRED PEOPLE: THE CANAL CLAN
OmbréLumen: Arthur Gallice &
SHANGHAI | HOUSTON
LOCATION: C&O CANAL BED WEST OF WISCONSIN AVENUE; NEAR 1064 WISCONSIN AVE, NW
Gallice is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work includes sculpture, multimedia and live performance. Orgeas is an artist who specializes in illuminating buildings and public spaces. The work, entitled Wired People: The Canal Clan, will be installed within the historic C&O Canal. The six figures that make up this installation are made of LED bent wires, which will create a clan of glowing people within the canal.
ON THE WINGS OF FREEDOM
AETHER & HEMERA
LOCATION: GRACE CHURCH LAWN, 1041 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW
Butterflies are the symbol of change, creativity, soul freedom, joy and colour. Their power is transformation, shape shifting and evolution. ‘On the Wings of Freedom’ is a kaleidoscope of glowing butterflies, commissioned for Amsterdam Light Festival 2014; the installation is made of dozens of origami encasing coloured and dynamic LEDs that come alive at night, putting on a spectacular light show. The artistic aim of ‘On the Wings of Freedom’ is to express the spirit of transformation, metamorphosis and freedom that butterflies symbolize across all cultures.
CREATION AND EXECUTION: RAW DESIGN IN COLLABORATION WITH ATOMIC3 | PRODUCTION: QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES PARTNERSHIP, MONTREAL, CANADA
LOCATION: GEORGETOWN WATERFRONT PARK AND WASHINGTON HARBOUR, 3000 K ST, NW
A modern ice palace. Prismatica turns heads with the countless colorful reflections made by its giant prisms. Visitors can walk among them to see city life in every colour of the spectrum, and turn the prisms to make the colors dance. After sunset, the enormous interactive kaleidoscope's illusory effects reach a crescendo.Prismatica is a participatory installation comprising 25 pivoting prisms more than two metres tall. Each one is made of panels covered with a dichroic film that reflects the colours of the rainbow, varying with the light source and viewing angle. Each prism is mounted on a base containing a projector that gives the installation a new dimension after nightfall. The rotation of the prisms triggers ariable-intensity bell music. .