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Bring to Light is a free night time public art festival in New York that takes place simultaneously with ‘Nuit Blanche’ events in cities around the world. Inviting emerging and established artists to make site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art, the event creates an immersive spectacle for thousands of visitors to re-imagine public spaces and civic life.
In 2011 Bring to Light transformed streets, parks and the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint/ Brooklyn, set against dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline.
We helped out with specialty structural/facade engineering as well as lighting design support to five artists, including on-site testing and installation supervision.
A light installation formed by series of light bulbs hung from an aluminium/stainless steel frame with crossing cables to attach vertical wires. The whole piece was contained within an existing disused high-ceiling brick industrial space.
A wooden cube is constructed, creating rigid moment connections at the base of all corner columns. Vertical stainless steel cables are pre-stressed between the ground and roof purlins to support translucent meshing in space. Visitors can walk through the structure and interactively control light colors and intensity, coming from an external projector.
This pneumatic air bubble cloud made of high density nylon fabric (poly-urethane-coated) is inflated and kept grounded by means of weights. Projectors inside the space throw lighting and images onto the curved surface, visible from both the inside and outside.
Three large fabric surfaces, each uniquely textured, are stretched across playground structures. Strategically positioned theatrical lights distort human scale as people pass through.
An installation of static volumetric display and autostereoscopic imagery, Surfaces for Rent presents a set of architectural collages. Displayed on wooden bases, glass cubes house a collage depicting an architectural style or element. The content references the architectural investigations of Greenpoint, as the neighborhood’s landscape continues to evolve.