Let There Be Light Program
Dec
7
to Dec 21

Let There Be Light Program

The Let There Be Light program will feature two, multi day exhibits of large scale projected video art onto the head house of the Pier 86 grain terminal during December of 2018!

With a canvas that is 222ft tall and exhibits that will run for a total of 11 days, this program will be the largest and longest public video art exhibits to date in the Seattle area!

The exhibits will be able to be viewed from Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, as well as part of Downtown, SODO, West Seattle, Queen Anne and from the water.

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Pier 86 is a testimony to both land and sea; grains collected from the interior continent are then shipped to distant peoples. The symbolism of using Pier 86 roots Seattle’s connection to Elliot Bay, the ancestral home of the Native peoples, the cities original industrial development and more recently, tech and tourism commerce.

“Let There Be Light” will be a celebration of the Seattle waterfront, it’s history, it’s people, and it's light shining the way into the future.


The long awaited art on the Pier 86 Grain Terminal features two different projection art installations from Northwest artists in December.
While the two exhibits will be working within the theme of the project, they will showcase and explore very different avenues of the art.


FIRST EXHIBIT

Dec 7th-9th, 2018

Showing nightly 6pm-10pm

Artists - SIGNALS

Nicolas Sassoon; Vancouver BC Canada

Rick Silva; Eugene, Oregon

https://s-i-g-n-a-l-s.com/

"SIGNALS is a collaborative project by artists Nicolas Sassoon (Vancouver, BC) and Rick Silva (Eugene, OR) focusing on immersive audio-visual renderings of altered seascapes.”


SECOND EXHIBIT

Dec 14th-21st, 2018

Showing nightly 6pm-10pm

Artists- Hexagon Misfit
Chris Rojas; Seattle
Craig Winslow; Portland
www.HexagonMisfit.com
Instagram: @hexagonmisfit
FB: http://www.facebook.com/hexagonmisfit

“In their exhibit for the Let There Be Light program Hexagon Misfit will visually explore the past, present and future of the Waterfront and peoples of the PNW with projection mapping, 3D imaging, and historical moments.”

See updates and RSVP to the event on Facebook

Read more about the Viewing Events at Expedia and artists below

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VIEWING PARTIES

The Viewing Parties will be held at Expedia

645 Elliott Ave W #200, Seattle, WA 98119

A wall of windows face the exhibit site for optimal viewing!

The Viewing Parties will include

Acknowledgments/Opening speech by Chairperson Betty Winfield.

Special Guest speakers

Music

Interactive video art & performances

Free refreshments provided by Expedia

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OPENING VIEWING PARTY

Friday December 7th, 2018

6pm-8pm

Free

All Ages

Open to the public

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CLOSING VIEWING PARTY

Friday December 21st, 2018

6pm-8pm

Free

All Ages

Open to the public

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ARTIST INFORMATION

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SIGNALS

"SIGNALS is a collaborative project by artists Nicolas Sassoon (Vancouver, BC) and Rick Silva (Eugene, OR) focusing on immersive audio-visual renderings of altered seascapes.

Rick Silva was born in 1977 in Brazil and lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he is an Associate Professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon.

Nicolas Sassoon is an artist based in Vancouver BC Canada that makes use of early computer imaging techniques to render visions of architectures, landscapes and natural forces.

Sassoon and Silva share an ongoing theme in their individual practices; the depiction of wilderness and natural forms through computer imaging. Created by merging their respective fields of visual research, SIGNALS features oceanic panoramas inhabited by unnatural substances and enigmatic structures. The project draws from sources such as oceanographic surveys, climate studies and science-fiction to create 3D generated video works and installations that reflect on contamination, mutation and future ecologies.

For Let There Be Light, SIGNALS is presenting a series of five simulated seascapes projected at a monumental scale.

Each animation features an ocean view set at a different time of day, where the water surface has been infused with an artificial substance, both reminiscent of contamination (oil spills) and natural occurrences (bioluminescence). The animations operate as seamless loops, giving the impression of looking at an environment rather than a video work.

The project re-examines components of the landscape such as scale, immersiveness and duration to create an open-ended experience: evoking the presence and impact of the Pacific Ocean in Seattle and inviting the viewer to contemplate on their relationship with this natural setting that is so vital to the past, present and future of the Pacific Northwest .


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HEXAGON MISFIT

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Craig Winslow is an experiential designer based in Portland, OR with a passion for blending the physical and digital, and a fascination with how we incorporate the past within our future. He was an Adobe Creative Resident 16/17', currently teaches at PNCA as a research fellow in the Make+Think+Code Lab, and has run his own studio for the past several years working with NikeLab, The Neon Museum, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Princeton University, Adobe, and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Chris Rojas is an Experiential Designer based in Seattle, WA and focuses on large-scale real-time interactive art. Much of the work incorporates emerging technologies such as VR, AR, XR, depth cameras, optical tracking, and custom electronics. Chris has worked with Nike, Microsoft, Intel, GE, Levi, TED and various entertainers such as The Black Eyed Peas, DJ Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Paul Oakenfold, Deadmau5, Phantogram and Depth Cab For Cutie.

In their exhibit for the Let There Be Light program Hexagon Misfit will visually explore the past, present and future of the Waterfront and peoples of the PNW with projection mapping, 3D imaging, and historical moments. The exhibit will invite the viewers to take a journey through time and celebrate the significance of Seattle's past while looking into the future with the power of light. Within the journey the artists will showcase the art itself and celebrate the return of light using projection mapping to create a beautiful and intriguing experience.

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Many thanks to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Parks Foundation, Port of Seattle, Louis Dryfus Corp, and Expedia for the support on this amazing project!

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Let There Be Light - Closing Viewing Party
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Let There Be Light - Closing Viewing Party

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The Friends of Art of Pier 86 would like to invite you to the Closing Viewing Party of the first video art exhibit of the Let There Be Light Program!


The Let There Be Light program features two, multi day exhibits of large scale projected video art onto the head house of the Pier 86 grain terminal during December of 2018.

With a canvas is 222ft tall and exhibits that will run for a total of 10 days, this program will be the largest and longest public video art exhibits to date in the Seattle area!


The Second Exhibit will be exhibited nightly on the head house

Dec 14th - Dec 21st, 2018

6pm-10pm


The exhibits will be able to be viewed from Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, as well as part of Downtown, SODO, West Seattle, Queen Anne and from the water.



The Closing Viewing Party will be held at

Expedia

645 Elliott Ave W #200, Seattle, WA 98119

A wall of windows face the exhibit site for optimal viewing!

The Viewing Party will include

Acknowledgments/Opening speech by Chairperson Betty Winfield.

Special Guest speakers

Music

Interactive video art & performances

Free refreshments provided by Expedia

Free

All Ages

Open to the public

RSVP



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Read more about the project and artists below

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Pier 86 is a testimony to both land and sea; grains collected from the interior continent are then shipped to distant peoples. The symbolism of using Pier 86 roots Seattle’s connection to Elliot Bay, the ancestral home of the Native peoples, the cities original industrial development and more recently, tech and tourism commerce.

“Let There Be Light” will be a celebration of the Seattle waterfront, it’s history, it’s people, and it's light shining the way into the future.



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SECOND EXHIBIT

Dec 14th-21st, 2018

Showing nightly 6pm-10pm

Artists- Hexagon Misfit
Chris Rojas; Seattle
Craig Winslow; Portland
www.HexagonMisfit.com
Instagram: @hexagonmisfit
FB: http://www.facebook.com/hexagonmisfit

“In their exhibit for the Let There Be Light program Hexagon Misfit will visually explore the past, present and future of the Waterfront and peoples of the PNW with projection mapping, 3D imaging, and historical moments.”

Screen Shot 2018-11-14 at 6.16.54 PM.png

Craig Winslow is an experiential designer based in Portland, OR with a passion for blending the physical and digital, and a fascination with how we incorporate the past within our future. He was an Adobe Creative Resident 16/17', currently teaches at PNCA as a research fellow in the Make+Think+Code Lab, and has run his own studio for the past several years working with NikeLab, The Neon Museum, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Princeton University, Adobe, and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Chris Rojas is an Experiential Designer based in Seattle, WA and focuses on large-scale real-time interactive art. Much of the work incorporates emerging technologies such as VR, AR, XR, depth cameras, optical tracking, and custom electronics. Chris has worked with Nike, Microsoft, Intel, GE, Levi, TED and various entertainers such as The Black Eyed Peas, DJ Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Paul Oakenfold, Deadmau5, Phantogram and Depth Cab For Cutie.

In their exhibit for the Let There Be Light program Hexagon Misfit will visually explore the past, present and future of the Waterfront and peoples of the PNW with projection mapping, 3D imaging, and historical moments. The exhibit will invite the viewers to take a journey through time and celebrate the significance of Seattle's past while looking into the future with the power of light. Within the journey the artists will showcase the art itself and celebrate the return of light using projection mapping to create a beautiful and intriguing experience.


FIRST EXHIBIT

Dec 7th-10th, 2018

Artists - SIGNALS

https://s-i-g-n-a-l-s.com/

Nicolas Sassoon; Vancouver BC Canada

Rick Silva; Eugene, Oregon

"SIGNALS is a collaborative project by artists Nicolas Sassoon (Vancouver, BC) and Rick Silva (Eugene, OR) focusing on immersive audio-visual renderings of altered seascapes.

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While the two exhibits will be working within the theme of the project, they will showcase and explore very different avenues of the art.

Many thanks to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Parks Foundation, Port of Seattle, Louis Dryfus Corp, and Expedia for the support on this amazing project!

View Event →

Let There Be Light - Opening Viewing Party
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Let There Be Light - Opening Viewing Party

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The Friends of Art of Pier 86 would like to invite you to the Opening Viewing Party of the first video art exhibit of the Let There Be Light Program!


The Let There Be Light program features two, multi day exhibits of large scale projected video art onto the head house of the Pier 86 grain terminal during December of 2018.

With a canvas is 222ft tall and exhibits that will run for a total of 10 days, this program will be the largest and longest public video art exhibits to date in the Seattle area!


The First Exhibit will be exhibited nightly on the head house

Dec 7th - Dec 9th, 2018

6pm-10pm


The exhibits will be able to be viewed from Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, as well as part of Downtown, SODO, West Seattle, Queen Anne and from the water.



The Opening Viewing Party will be held at

Expedia

645 Elliott Ave W #200, Seattle, WA 98119

A wall of windows face the exhibit site for optimal viewing!


The Viewing Party will include

Welcome by Ken Workman- Duwamish Tribal Member &
Great, Great, Great, Great Grandson of Chief Sealth (Seattle)

Acknowledgments/Opening speech by Chairperson Betty Winfield. 

Special Guests
City of Seattle, Sally Bagshaw, Seattle Council Person
Port of Seattle: Stephanie Bowman, Seattle Port Commissioner

Music by DJ J. Justice. 

Installation exhibits by SIGNALS artists
Free refreshments provided by Expedia

Free

All Ages

Open to the public

RSVP



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Read more about the project and artists below

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Pier 86 is a testimony to both land and sea; grains collected from the interior continent are then shipped to distant peoples. The symbolism of using Pier 86 roots Seattle’s connection to Elliot Bay, the ancestral home of the Native peoples, the cities original industrial development and more recently, tech and tourism commerce.

“Let There Be Light” will be a celebration of the Seattle waterfront, it’s history, it’s people, and it's light shining the way into the future.



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FIRST EXHIBIT

Dec 7th-10th, 2018

Artists - SIGNALS

https://s-i-g-n-a-l-s.com/

Nicolas Sassoon; Vancouver BC Canada

Rick Silva; Eugene, Oregon


"SIGNALS is a collaborative project by artists Nicolas Sassoon (Vancouver, BC) and Rick Silva (Eugene, OR) focusing on immersive audio-visual renderings of altered seascapes.

Rick Silva was born in 1977 in Brazil and lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he is an Associate Professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon.

Nicolas Sassoon is an artist based in Vancouver BC Canada that makes use of early computer imaging techniques to render visions of architectures, landscapes and natural forces.


Sassoon and Silva share an ongoing theme in their individual practices; the depiction of wilderness and natural forms through computer imaging. Created by merging their respective fields of visual research, SIGNALS features oceanic panoramas inhabited by unnatural substances and enigmatic structures. The project draws from sources such as oceanographic surveys, climate studies and science-fiction to create 3D generated video works and installations that reflect on contamination, mutation and future ecologies.

For Let There Be Light, SIGNALS is presenting a series of five simulated seascapes projected at a monumental scale.

Each animation features an ocean view set at a different time of day, where the water surface has been infused with an artificial substance, both reminiscent of contamination (oil spills) and natural occurrences (bioluminescence). The animations operate as seamless loops, giving the impression of looking at an environment rather than a video work.

The project re-examines components of the landscape such as scale, immersiveness and duration to create an open-ended experience: evoking the presence and impact of the Pacific Ocean in Seattle and inviting the viewer to contemplate on their relationship with this natural setting that is so vital to the past, present and future of the Pacific Northwest .


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The second exhibit will be Dec 14th-21st featuring the art from Hexagon Misfit aka Craig Winslow and Chris Rojas, with a closing exhibit viewing party on Dec 21st.


While the two exhibits will be working within the theme of the project, they will showcase and explore very different avenues of the art.

Many thanks to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Parks Foundation, Port of Seattle, Louis Dryfus Corp, and Expedia for the support on this amazing project!

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