Huntsville, AL – Downtown Huntsville will soon be glowing with a swirling, whirling interactive design! Arts Huntsville, in partnership with Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and presenting sponsor Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, is bringing the perfect marriage of art and technology to downtown Huntsville this October with Aqueous, a temporary public art installation by artist Jen Lewin.
Huntsville joins the ranks of Sydney, Bahrain, Brooklyn and Los Angeles to host Aqueous. “This is the second year LIT is featuring a temporary art installation, and artist Jen Lewin’s Aqueous a perfect intersection of the art, technology and creativity you find in Huntsville.”, said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Arts Huntsville executive director. “Aqueous was commissioned for Burning Man and hasn’t been experienced widely in the south, so we’re thrilled to share this free interactive art experience with the region for ten days this October.”
Artist Jen Lewin built Aqueous at her studio in Brooklyn, NY in 2017 with funding from Burning Man’s Black Rock Arts Foundation. Lewin’s goal was to create an art installation that could travel successfully and foster community interaction across the globe.
Aqueous in Huntsville
Aqueous will be on display to the public Friday, October 18th through the 27th in Big Spring Park East. Aqueous is an interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light. During the day, the installation reflects its environment with a walkable, dichroic surface. At night, Aqueous flows and glows in response to human interaction. The exhibit coincides with a full calendar of events, starting with the annual LIT: Light + Innovation + Technology festival, showcasing the creative talents of Huntsville’s sound and light engineers. LIT is a two-day event that features live performances in Big Spring Park East and light projections and innovative activities on Courthouse Square. LIT is October 18th and 19th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Arts Huntsville encourages the public to learn more details about the exhibit and related events by following @ArtsHuntsville on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and at artshuntsville.org.