Ann Dancing by Julian Opie (Indianapolis, Indiana)

“Ann Dancing” references the historic use of the female form as architectural embellishment. Whether looking at the caryatids on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, or the personifications of Industry, Agriculture, Justice and Literature found at Indianapolis’ own Federal Courthouse, the female form has often been used in the development of inspiring places.

Situated within the Mass. Ave. Cultural District, the artwork also reflects the area’s artistic flair. Ann is dancing at the end of the block that houses the Chatterbox Jazz Club, a club that has been showcasing jazz for more then 28 years. The district is also home to independent restaurants and boutiques, theatres, galleries, and more.

http://indyculturaltrail.org/ictart/ann-dancing/

Midnight Moment in Times Square (New York City)

Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists.

http://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/projects/midnight-moment/index.aspx

emptyful LED Sculpture by Bill Pechet in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

Giant flask-style sculpture located behind the Millennium Library in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada).

emptyful is a large tracing of a container, over 10 meters high, made of stainless steel, lights, water, fog and snow. It is a meditation on the idea that Winnipeg (and the prairies which surround it) is full of emptiness — a boundless space where various phenomena such as weather, light, seasons and human endeavor come and go.

http://pechetstudio.ca/portfolio/empty-ful/

Rays by Dan Corson in Rivers Edge Park (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

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Originally inspired by the great European baroque knot gardens, this massive 5-acre Great Lawn is the canvas for a giant ever-changing light environment that echoes patterns of the past and updates them for the future. Utilizing powerful dynamic and robotic lighting fixtures, the lawn is activated every half hour after dark. Within each sequence, there is a “show” mode and an “interactive” mode.

http://dancorson.com/rays-2

Sonic Bloom by Dan Corson at Seattle Center (Seattle, Washington)

In the playful context of Seattle Center’s festival grounds, Sonic Bloom is a permanent interactive art installation at the foot of Seattle’s Space Needle and a defining entry sculpture to the Pacific Science Center. 5 giant solar flowers absorb the sun’s energy and express it at night with patterned LED lighting and in the daytime with a chorus of interactive harmonic tones triggered by people’s movement around each flower. The striped stalks are also massive barcodes that allow inquisitive types to decode the supersized puzzle.


http://dancorson.com/sonic-bloom

Plasma 2015 at SUNY Buffalo (New York)

Select Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Spring, 2015

PLASMA — Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art is a speaker, film, and media arts series presented by the Department of Media Study and co-sponsored by numerous related SUNY Buffalo departments, programs, institutes, and centers, presenting acclaimed, innovative, and adventurous forays across shifting media-arts boundaries. PLASMA speakers present outstanding currents of thought in the field, including media theory, New Media work, artistic practice, game studies, gender and technology, robotics, locative media, performance, media poetics, and a multiple of related interdisciplinary approaches. PLASMA LECTURES and presentations include: (1) an introduction to the work of the artist; (2) a talk or presentation by the artist, and; (3) an opportunity for questions and conversation with each visitor. PLASMA lectures are free and open to the public.

http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/plasma/plasma-2015/

ButterflyWall by Charles Sowers at San Francisco Airport (SFO) in Terminal 2

Butterfly Wall consists of 20 hand-cranked mechanical butterflies that are propelled up a cable to gently flutter back down again in a delightful random choreography dictated by the air resistance of their spinning dichroic wings. When the cranks are not being used, a programed set of movements activates the butterflies.

ButterflyWall from Charles Sowers on Vimeo.

There is also a smaller version near the entrance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

http://charlessowers.com/

Text Rain by Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv at 21c Museum Hotel (Louisville, Kentucky)

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Text Rain is an interactive installation in which participants use the familiar instrument of their bodies, to do what seems magical—to lift and play with falling letters that do not really exist. In the Text Rain installation participants stand or move in front of a large projection screen. On the screen they see a mirrored video projection of themselves in black and white, combined with a color animation of falling letters. Like rain or snow, the letters appears to land on participants’ heads and arms. The letters respond to the participants’ motions and can be caught, lifted, and then let fall again.

http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/museum/exhibits/text-rain/