ILLUMINUS is a contemporary NIGHT-tIME art & LIGHT festival that features original art, video projections and performances to create immersive experiences that turn city streets into an installation gallery.
ILLUMINUS takes place in the public realm and bridges cultures and communities by engaging artists who create through many different lenses.
Sam Okerstrom- Lang
"Glitche" derives from the idea of a glitch, error, and unexpected malfunction in a system. The common challenge of encountering an error in life is something to learn from, it applies an individuals previous "data" to mosh with the new error "data" of life. This piece is a bridge to the metaphor of your body and mind suddenly encountering a malfunction or problem in it's own existence. The outcome of the two separate data systems is what fuels the immersive installation, it may be a positive new discovery or a disastrous end of life. This interaction is delicate, mysterious, exciting and drives the linear journey of "Glitche.”
Vanessa Till Hooper
The installation highlights the global need for clean, affordable light and draws our attention to the importance of the intersection between design and technology that is critical in developing renewable energy sources.
"Gridlock" is an integration of a physical musical instrument, "Sound Sculpture" into an urban environment. The public is invited to explore and create with the piece.
Robert Maloney is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His recent work focuses on the connections between the temporary materials of our man-made, urban structures and how these fragile forms relate to the erosion of memory. His work has been featured in Creative Quarterly Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, The Pulse of Mixed Media (North Light Books), Art Revolution (North Light Books) and Artscope Magazine and his work is held in the collection of Wellington Management, Liberty Mutual and private collections. Recently his public art project to replace the missing signage on the Haffenreffer Brewery smokestack was permanently installed in Jamaica Plain.
Revision” is a site-specific projection mapping that aims to capture the audience by witnessing the slow changes of texture, color, and subtle juxtaposition of raw footage on a historic Boston facade. The piece begins with the original state of the building, then adds texture, color, fire, water, and air, and eventually returns to the beginning. Pamela’s work subtly incorporates the element of music by setting the pace of “revision” to Schubert’s Impromptu, Op. 90 in G Flat Major.
Aurora is an animated and immersive light display that will consist of 24 color changing LED fixtures installed along the wall of Macy’s under the canopy on Summer Street. Visitors experienced a vivid and unpredictable illumination of pulsating colors.
This project consists of 50 handmade lanterns in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Dai interviewed around 50 residence of the the Boston area with four questions commonly used on The VISA Application for the United States.
Cindy Sherman Bishop, Andrew Ringler & Phillip Gedarovich
Boston’s Spring Lane was transformed into Wellspring Fords, a communal watering hole that encompasses the days of Shamut peninsula before the Pilgrims to the present day.