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Monday, March 24, 2014

Echelman installation, Vancouver BC

Oh i do so wish i could have seen this in person!!!!
Images are kindly provided by Morgen Bardati and posted with her permission.

Studio Echelman installed its largest, most interactive sculpture installation to date at the TED Conference’s 30th anniversary, March 2014. The monumental aerial sculpture spanned 745 feet between the 24-story Fairmont Waterfront and the Vancouver Convention Center, challenging the artist to work on her most ambitious scale yet – over twice the size of her largest previous sculpture.
The sculpture was presented with an original, interactive work created in collaboration with artist Aaron Koblin, Creative Director of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab. At night the sculpture came to life as visitors were able to choreograph the lighting in real time using physical gestures on their mobile devices. Vivid beams of light were projected across a massive scale as the result of small movements on spectators’ phones.
Janet Echelman

Ethereal by day, and dramatic by night!

There's a time lapse "video" here from the Vancouver Sun.

Morgen Bardati is textile artist and designer living in the mountainous Kootenay region of BC in Canada.

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