"Your gorgeous chaos was a danger to my beautiful ordinary life, and I knew that. Then suddenly, we became beautifully extraordinary together."
A collection of some of the light installations captured during the 2017 Light City Baltimore festival!
Artist: Tom Dekyvere
Using an illuminated nylon fiber across the suspension bridge of Piers 3 & 4, OUR HOUSE illustrates togetherness and collaboration in contrast with nature and technology through the metaphoric symbols of sound and vision.
About the artist: For the past five years, Tom has been exploring the deeper layers of reality and the human mind. His work has been exhibited in Europe, Belgium and The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Germany, Sydney and Toronto.
Presented by LifeBridge Health
Artists: OVO Collective
OVO is a multi-sensory art installation to which an interactive dimension is provided by the plays of light and by visual and acoustic animations. The visitor is invited to walk on a path in the water to reach the interior of the egg shaped sculpture, as if to vanish into a metaphysical mist. In this participatory creation, the spectator becomes fully actor of one’s experience.
About the artists: OVO Collective is a collaboration formed by Belgium artist Koert Vermeulen from ACT Lighting Design, Marcos Viñals Bassols who is in charge of staging, and Pol Marchandise & Mostafa Hadi of Odeaubois who created the sculpture.
sono:lumo is an interactive installation that converts sound waves into rings of colorful light. It responds to environmental noise, such as your voice or a musical instrument, with splashes of color that propagate through the structure like ripples in a pond. It is inspired by sonoluminescence, where sound waves produce tiny flashes of light when gas bubbles collapse.
About the artist: Sono:lumo, led by Joe McArdle, Alfred Yu, and Margaret Duff, is a team of crafty engineers, scientists, and artists seeking to engage the human mind and to illuminate the natural world through interactive media.
SPACE IN THE MIDDLE
This interactive experience uses light and two surfaces to create a bird’s eye view of projected light, sound and imagery.
About the artists: KMA is a collaboration between UK artists Tom Wexler and Kit Monkman. The pair has been creating work together since they met in York in 1998, and continue to pursue their shared interests in light, technology, narrative, ritual and the active role of the audience.
HOUSE OF CARDS
Presented by Downtown Partnership, PNC Bank, and BOPA
Artist: OGE Group
House of Cards is made of 128 light boxes in the form of playing cards, which in turn appear according to a choreography as a rhythmic play of light and shadows; virtually building up and breaking down; a vivid energetic play of light. Premiering in 2011 at the 6th Light in Jerusalem Festival, the installation was recently featured at the Berlin Film Festival and will feature a unique treatment of the cards exclusive to Light City Baltimore.
About the artist: OGE Group, founded by Merav Eitan and Gaston Zahr in 2007, is a design studio that is well known for its wide multidisciplinary approach and the integration of design, light design, art direction & urban concepts.
LIGHT HAPPENINGS PART II
Building on their 2016 Neighborhood Lights project in Station North, Light Happenings Part II is a site-specific multimedia installation and performance by lead artists Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona. The interactive installation will be activated with audience participation and live performances by regional and national performance artists. Light Happenings Part II will examine some of the most tragic moments in history and their connection to contemporary acts of violence in the United States. In the face of such earthly horror, the question remains: Where Is Your Lighthouse?
About the artist: Returning to Light City for the second year, Labbodies is a performance art laboratory based in Baltimore, Maryland that provides a format for artists working in the arena of performance art to exhibit their work. Last year they launched the annual performance art review Borders Boundaries and Barricades to highlight the growing regional performance art community. Since January 2014, Labbodies has been under the direction of founding co-directors Ada Pinkston and Hoesy Corona.
MoonGARDEN will feature a series of inflated vinyl bubbles, ranging from 6′ to 30′ in diameter that tell a poetic story of the Baltimore spirit through Shadow Theater, the oldest imaging technique in the world.
About the artist: Lucion is a collective of visual artists, designers, interactive developers, storytellers and musicians founded by Bernard Duguay. Over the past 16 years, Lucion took an active part in more than 300 artistic, museum and corporate events.
Artist: Edgar Reyes
Sueños acknowledges and celebrates the Latino Community’s struggle for social justice. It was developed in collaboration with artist Edgar Reyes and Latino youth from Baltimore City and Langley Park. The artwork highlights and reflects their complex racial makeup and honors loved ones who have died migrating to the United States. The installation creatively displays their unique experience in embracing their distinct cultures; that are a mixture of Native, African, and European traditions.
About Edgar Reyes: Edgar Reyes is a multimedia artist based in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. His work is a reflection of his personal experience as an undocumented youth in the United States. Reyes earned his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught at non-profits and private institutions.