August 15, 2017
Monumental giant coming to BLINK
Architects of Air
The internationally known luminarium, Architects of Air, is coming to BLINK, a light and art event that will transform Cincinnati, October 12-15. With the support of Cincinnati’s 3CDC and the generosity of the Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, Architects of Air will offer dazzling mazes, winding paths and soaring domes in Cincinnati’s Washington Park.
At the reception, tent visitors are invited to remove their shoes before passing through an airlock. Once inside they are free to follow their map and explore the installation, or, if they prefer, they can find a nice pod where they can simply sit and lay back to enjoy the ambiance.
The radiance of the daylight transmitted by the coloured parts of the luminarium is surprising in its luminosity and makes a direct impact on the senses. Here the luminarium’s pneumatic environment, freed from the constraints of traditional architecture, amplifies the radiance of its translucent elements.
Through labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes, visitors move in a medium of saturated and subtle hues. Vivid reflections of liquid colour spill across the curved walls creating a world apart from the normal and everyday. No two visits to a structure are alike as the atmosphere inside alters according to changing weather and changing light outside. The experience is also affected by how the public inhabits the luminarium - each visitor forms part of the living sculpture.
Tickets for Architects of Air will be $5 and go on sale in early October. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Architects of Air will be BLINK’s only paid and ticketed attraction. The luminarium is accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 4 children per adult). More information about the luminarium and tickets
Do you have intense pride and love for Cincinnati? Are you passionate about the arts and the stories behind them? Do you enjoy meeting and speaking with locals and visitors about our region? Do you like working with your hands and building things? Do you want to meet other innovative and creative people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we want you to be involved with BLINK!
From greeting attendees and helping them maneuver throughout the city, to working hands-on with some of the showcased artwork and artists, BLINK has a broad range of volunteer opportunities.
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