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.
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.
Dec 7th-9th, 2018
Showing nightly 6pm-10pm
Artists - SIGNALS
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.”
Dec 14th-21st, 2018
Showing nightly 6pm-10pm
Artists- Hexagon Misfit
Chris Rojas; Seattle
Craig Winslow; Portland
“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.”
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Read more about the Viewing Events at Expedia and artists below
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
Interactive video art & performances
Free refreshments provided by Expedia
OPENING VIEWING PARTY
Friday December 7th, 2018
Open to the public
CLOSING VIEWING PARTY
Friday December 21st, 2018
Open to the public
"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 .
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.
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!