Night-time public art and lighting as placemaking
This New York Times article, When skyscrapers are your screen," is about digital projections on buildings and this piece about Anne Pasternak and Creative Time and their public art projects in NYC, "This woman is changing the way we see art," from the Wall Street Journal Magazine, is broader, because Creative Time does striking public art projects of all sorts, not just those involving night time lighting. Photo: Charlie Samuel. STREET SCENE | "For the City," a written projection in Cooper Square, by Jenny Holzer, 2005.
I am always in the bag for digital projections, architectural lighting, lumiere festivals (typical in Europe) and such for activating places at night in unusual and attractive ways.
Casey Kelbaugh for The New York Times. Etienne Russo's Moncler Grenoble presentation at Wollman Rink in Central Park.
Note that Creative Time curated an exhibition "Living as Form," on socially-engaged "cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and community engagement."
The companion book for the exhibition is published by MIT Press.