September 26, 2017
The 'Seen & Unseen' of BLINK
The Seen and Unseen, HueTUBE Flow, The Queen’s Throne and a giant interactive installation resembling a Lite Brite toy will be four of the more-than-70 interactive art sculptures, projection mappings, murals and other light-based displays at Cincinnati’s BLINK, October 12-15. BLINK is a four-day light and art event spanning 20 city blocks, from Cincinnati’s Banks to Findlay Market. Through an immersive and magical experience, BLINK will define the city as an innovative, inclusive and creative future city.
The newest BLINK art installation announcements are:
The Queen’s Throne sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation at Findlay Market
by Kate Demske & Josh Stout
The Queen’s Throne is a tribute fit for a queen, with its neon nod to the “Queen City of the West,” and an LED-illuminated throne resembling Cincinnati’s Union Terminal. Kate Demske is a professional artist with a specialty in blacksmithing. She established Solid Ground Studio in the Cincinnati suburb of Northside. Josh Stout is a Cincinnati native who has been working as an illustrator and fine artist for over 10 years.
The Seen and the Unseen at Garfield Place
As leaves begin to fall, The Seen and Unseen aims to illuminate the vibrant world beneath, urging visitors to consider what could lie beneath the world we know – or think we know. The Seen and Unseen will activate the imagination and beg a sense of magic and wonder. The Seen and Unseen is imagined and created by Cincinnati-based brand-experience agency, LPK.
HueTUBE Flow sponsored by InReality at Fountain Square
by Generique Design and En Temps Et Lieu
HueTUBE aims to translate sound into an exciting visual experience for people of all ages. By simply tapping its surface with your hands, you will generate acoustic vibrations which create a spectacle of light covering the full spectrum of colors. HueTube, from Montreal’s Generique Design and En Temps Et Lieu, is the perfect marriage between the simplicity of a child's play and technological art.
Brite Idea sponsored by Duke Energy on Freedom Way between Walnut and Main
by Such + Such
At 10 feet wide, six feet tall and weighing nearly half-a-ton, this 600 hole mammoth pays homage, in a big way, to a favorite children’s light toy. Such + Such of Cincinnati, known for its timeless furniture, products and spaces, is building Brite Idea.
Free and open to the public, BLINK is produced by Agar, ArtWorks, Brave Berlin, The Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Learn more about BLINK at BLINKcincinnati.com.