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Night Forms: Infinite Wave
December 31, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm$28
For the second Night Forms season, Grounds for Sculpture is partnering with the Klip Collective to present a reimagined after-hours, multi-sensory light and sound experience designed to engage with the Ground For Sculpture art and horticulture collection.
Night Forms: Infinite Wave creates an evening landscape of creative exploration through lighting, sound, and video projection mapping, a process which Klip Collective pioneered. Designed to provide a dialog with specific sculptures in the collection, such as Carlos Dorrien’s The Nine Muses and Bruce Beasley’s Dorion, this audio and visual exhibition offers new perspectives on these works and multi-dimensional space.
Building on the success of last year’s exhibition, the new season will feature popular works, such as Frog Head Rainbow featuring artist Michelle Post’s sculpture, The Oligarchs. The Main Loop path wormholes through the grounds as more than a dozen installations punctuate the dark. Observers become performers through a series of interactive moments, their actions causing a ripple effect that echoes across the work and then disappears. Patterns of light are syncopated to original soundtracks while glitches appear, reminding us that behind the dreamlike visual scenes is an invisible array of computer code.
Klip’s founder and creative director, Ricardo Rivera, is a self-taught, site-specific media artist and pioneer of video projection mapping, having earned multiple United States patents for his technological breakthroughs in the medium. As a Sundance StoryLab fellow and Creative Capital award recipient, Rivera applies his film and VJ performance background in the transformation of spaces, layering architecture and filling landscapes with light and sound, resulting in immersive, sensory environments. With Klip Collective, Rivera has directed several ambient light and sound experiences, including Nightscape at Longwood Gardens and Electric Desert at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, and Night Visions at the Nashville Zoo. Music is essential in Rivera’s work and has led to collaborations with indie and electronic artists such as Kurt Vile, Simian Mobile Disco, Mary Lattimore, and Twin Shadow. In the commercial world, brands including Nike and Target have sought Klip’s unique ability to use video projection, light and sound as a bridge between architecture, technology and storytelling.
Exhibition hours: Thursday – Sunday, sunset to 11 p.m. Last ticket is available at 9:30 p.m. Exhibit runs Nov. 25 to April 2.