HEDERA: Prospect Park's light installation

BRIC has commissioned HEDERA, a monumental light installation by interdisciplinary New York-based Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós

HEDERA: Prospect Park's light installation

Prospect Park Bandshell | Prospect Park

As part of its 40th year anniversary season, BRIC has commissioned HEDERA, a monumental light installation by interdisciplinary New York-based Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós. Due to expected inclement weather, the special artist reception planned with artist Grimanesa Amorós, in celebration of her monumental light installation, HEDERA, at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, will be moved to THURSDAY, JUNE 28 at 9PM, following the The Blues Project featuring Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely show that night.

HEDERA will be on view from June 5 through August 11, and many thousands of visitors from Brooklyn and beyond will be able to interact with the sculpture. Measuring some 40 ft x 40 ft x 24 ft., the work is inspired by the form of the Bandshell and the natural beauty and grandeur of the surrounding park's landscape. Amorós states "HEDERA means ivy in Latin; my piece's overall structure was inspired by the natural beauty and grandeur of Prospect Park’s plant life. For me, HEDERA is a romance with the unknown.” Amorós has created a custom lighting sequence of flowing and pulsating red and white tubing that crowns the sculpture in light. LED tubes will both cover the structure and create an immersive environment for viewers who will freely walk underneath and around the work.

HEDERA by interdisciplinary New York-based Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós

 

A brief discussion with artist Grimanesa Amorós, led by Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President of Contemporary Art at BRIC will be held along with an audience Q&A. Toast the evening with the artist (a cash bar will be available during the event).

Grimanesa Amorós was born in Lima, Peru and lives and works in New York City. She is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory, which have greatly influenced her work. Her works incorporate elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and technology to create site-specific light installations to engage architecture and create community. Amorós has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

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